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apart from the tragedy of all the deaths this could be dodgy for the club/party scene..
AFAIK Brighton has a reputation for being more tolerant of hedonism / rave/club culture than many places and being a coastal resort is obviously an entry point for drugs..
I can see cops/councillors looking at this report and using it as a justification for a clampdown, especially after 3 years of evidence in a row.
BTW although predictable the Executive summary of the report mentions 70% of these deaths were from opiates (heroin etc) there are these bullet points…
Of course cannabis cannot kill you on its own and TBH most of these party drugs arent that toxic on their own – so this would indicate a larger level of poly-drug abuse and binge use;
conversely I think a lot of chronic (long term) drug users (particularly addicts) die from “normal” illnesses caused by weakened immune systems and the Coroner/Fiscal doesn’t always record these deaths as drug-related!
So it seems to be a case of people literally caning too much of everything at once and then keeling over…