An Australian medicinal marijuana user died of a heart attack because of the medication she was using, her family have told ABC Radio Melbourne.
The 52-year-old was found unconscious in her Melbourne home in March 2016.
The family has said they were unaware of the risks involved.
The Melbourne woman, who did not want to be identified, had used a cannabis oil for a medical condition for three years before taking the cannabis oil from a doctor in August 2016.
Ms Lachlan had started using the cannabis after a stroke in 2015 and had been prescribed the medicine for a pain relief disorder, but the condition had deteriorated in the year since.
The symptoms were worsening and Ms Lachel had experienced chest pain, weakness and fever.
Her doctor said Ms Lacheson had a history of asthma and other ailments, but she was taking the medicine as prescribed because she did not have any other options, her brother and sister-in-law said.
The couple said Ms Snedden’s death could have been avoided if the medical cannabis had been approved earlier.
Ms Sedden had been diagnosed with an “epilepsy-like” condition and needed to be given a higher dose of medicine, her husband James told the ABC.
The doctor told the couple Ms Sedsen was suffering from “significant cognitive impairment”, which meant she was not able to function properly, they said.
“She was in a terrible state and was in terrible pain, so she was in an extremely dangerous state,” Mr Seddens said.
Ms Gannon was in the hospital in March, and was being treated for seizures, her sister- in-law told the Victoria ABC.
She had been given a dose of marijuana at the end of February but it was too little, they told the network.
Ms Hagan had been admitted to hospital on February 25, but did not require treatment, her son Tom told the station.
She was discharged on February 30 and is now “on morphine and cannabis oil”, he said.
Mr Hagan said Ms Hagen had “totally been left behind” by her parents and the rest of the family.
“There was no reason for her to die that day,” he said, adding that he hoped the family would never have to deal with the loss of a loved one.
The Australian Medical Association has recommended the government consider regulating the supply of medicinal cannabis to treat severe conditions, including those with a history.
The organisation also supports a move to allow people to grow their own medical cannabis for personal use.
“The evidence shows that cannabis is an effective treatment for many conditions and is safe and well tolerated,” said Dr David Tett.