27 Jul 2018

Huge jump in synthetic drug deaths - coroner

From Morning Report, 6:41 am on 27 July 2018

Provisional coroners' figures show between 40 and 45 people are believed to have died from using synthetic cannabis in the last year. It's a huge jump considering In the previous five years there were only two confirmed deaths. Paul Quigley is an emergency medicine specialist at Wellington Hospital. He told RNZ reporter Katie Doyle synthetic cannabis can damage people's hearts.