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3 dead, more than 100 with severe bleeding from synthetic pot

11 April 2018, 11:23 | Violet Powell

The drugs seized by the CCB police in Bengaluru on Saturday

The drugs seized by the CCB police in Bengaluru on Saturday

Sprayed onto dried plant material, they can be smoked or are sold as liquids to be vaporized in e-cigarettes.

"So if people know of somebody who uses a synthetic cannabinoid type product or might use it, we ask that you help spread the word and let them know this is a risky product that has been actually fatal in three cases in IL".

As part of the advisory, health care providers are urged to watch for severe bleeding unrelated to an injury, or bleeding without another explanation and with a possible history of synthetic marijuana use.

Two of the deaths occurred in men who were in their 20s; the third was a man in his 40s.

Symptoms include coughing up blood, blood in urine, and bleeding from the nose, eyes and gums. Many of these individuals have tested positive for brodifacoum, a lethal anticoagulant that is often used in rat poison.

"We continue to see the number of cases rise", Dr. Nirav Shah, director of the state's Department of Public Health, said in the statement.

Arnold says, "What we're seeing is a difficulty in getting the message out to the people who are actually using the synthetic cannabinoids".




There are also state laws and local ordinances that make synthetic drugs illegal, but that doesn't mean there's no chance someone in the county might get a hold of them, Stenger said.

Many different chemical compounds are used to manufacture so-called synthetic marijuana.

Illinois' synthetic pot death toll is up to three.

The owner of a Chicago convenience store and two employees have been charged with selling synthetic marijuana that has been linked to two of the recent deaths.

Synthetic cannabinoids are classified as a controlled substance and their possession can lead to misdemeanor or felony charges depending on the amount possessed.

Often called K-2 or Spice, the chemicals are similar to those found in marijuana, but they are unregulated. IDPH leaders say the health effects they cause can be "unpredictable, harmful and deadly". "Synthetic cannabinoids are unsafe".

Anyone showing symptoms needs immediate medical attention but should call for assistance or have someone take them to a hospital emergency room.



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