Monday, 23 July, 2018

IL resident died after using "fake weed"

Synthetic pot is causing people to bleed from their eyes ears Modal Trigger AP
Delia Stanley | 02 April, 2018, 00:48

Although numerous people affected by the outbreak have reported acquiring the drugs in the Chicago area, the IDPH said synthetic cannabinoids could also be in other counties across the state. Tazewell County also reported 10 cases, while Peoria County logged six.

Since 2015 hundreds of people across the USA have overdosed and been hospitalized after smoking too much or bad batches of synthetic cannabis.

Hundreds of people across the USA have been hospitalized or killed as a result of synthetic pot in recent years as health officials struggle to regulate the substance.

"They're certainly not safe, and in many cases they're actually banned".

All cases have required hospitalization for symptoms such as coughing up blood, blood in the urine, severe bloody nose, or bleeding gums, IDPH said. Dr. Melissa Millewich, with Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, said something unknown and new in the product is triggering the bleeding reaction. Since health officials are not entirely certain of the chemical makeup for most synthetic pot products, discovering what new substance may have been added is very hard.

Unsafe and often unknown chemicals in fake weed commonly sold in convenience stores can lead to numerous health problems.

Synthetic cannabinoids are man-made mind-altering chemicals, similar to chemicals found in the marijuana plant, according to National Institute on Drug Abuse. The process is often inconsistent and leads to variations in product strength and effects.

Last week, the state public health department sent a memo to pharmacies and pharmacists across the state warning they might see patients with prescriptions of unusually high doses of Vitamin K because of the recent outbreak. They can be smoked or sold as liquids for vaporizers and e-cigarettes.

IL health officials are advising anyone experiencing unexplained bleeding after using synthetic pot to go to the nearest emergency room.

Other symptoms of using synthetic marijuana include kidney failure, heart attack, and death, per the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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