One News reports:
Seven people have understood to have died from synthetic cannabis this month, sold in and around Auckland.
A crisis meeting has been called at the Auckland District Health Board scheduled for 2pm today with police and health officials to attend.
The coroner and Auckland police are investigating the deaths, which are thought to be result of one contaminated batch of the synthetic drug.
Synthetic cannabis is a substitute for actual cannabis. It got popular as it was legal for many years while cannabis is illegal.
As far as I know, no one has ever died from cannabis. It does have adverse health effects (like most drugs) but it doesn’t kill you.
So surely the logical thing to do is legalise the non lethal cannabis so people won’t due from taking the sometimes lethal synthethic cannabis.