Florida sees spike in severe reactions to synthetic marijuana

March 22, 2016 1:26 PM

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Florida sees spike in severe reactions to synthetic marijuana

Synthetic marijuana, known as “Spice” or K2, has sickened more than 10 people in St. Petersburg, Florida.

"That's why Spice is so dangerous— you never know what you're getting,” Yolanda Fernandez, spokesperson for the St. Petersburg Police Department, said at a press conference. “It's a group of chemicals, and as one group is outlawed, they change it for a different chemical.”

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