More Than 120 ER Visits Linked To Synthetic Marijuana In NYC Over Past Week

April 19, 2015 1:54 AM

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According to the Health Department in New York City, over 120 persons made trips to the emergency department over the past week as a result of adverse effects or reactions after using synthetic marijuana.

Synthetic marijuana–an herbal product sprayed with powerful and sometimes unknown chemicals–was officially banned and labeled a Schedule 1 drug in late 2010 by the DEA, and is illegally sold at head shops, bodegas, and small grocery stores.

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