The case of the Norwegian teen who died from synthetic cannabinoids

During the Easter holiday in 2015, 22-year-old Egil André Kvelstad Myhre was found dead in his apartment, after a cardiac arrest . Myhre was not a common drug user, as his family stated he had never done drugs before. Hours before his death, Myhre had attended a party in Namsos where he was introduced to a synthetic cannabinoid. The forensic report found that the substance in fact was MBDB (1,3-Benzodioxolyl-N-methylbutanamine), a substance more closely related to MDMA (3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine). Reportedly, Myhre was not the only one at the party who participated in experimenting with the drug, but, for reasons unknown, his reaction was unique.

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