top of page

The case of the Norwegian teen who died from synthetic cannabinoids

Someone rolling a cannabis blunt


Jon F Olsen


September 21, 2018

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.

This research was published in the Drug Science, Policy and Law Journal the definitive source of evidence-based information and comment for academics, scientists, policymakers, frontline workers and the general public on drugs and related issues

For open-access to the full report of this research, see below:

Keep up with developments in drug science

Reading, engaging with, and sharing our publications, papers and commentary gives evidence-based science and policy the audience it needs and deserves.

bottom of page