Spice: Deadly Synthetic Cannabis Lands in NYC, 160 Hospitalized in One Week

April 19, 2015 1:11 PM

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There’s a new designer drug doing the rounds in the United States which seems to be triggering little more than a widespread stampeded to the ER. Having already been blamed for at least three fatalities and dozens of hospitalizations across several southern states, synthetic marijuana caused no less than 120 ER admissions in New York City over the last week alone.

Often referred to as ‘Spice’, synthetic marijuana begins life as a herbal product only to then be coated in a variety of dangerous, toxic and often unknown chemicals which are supposed to recreate the effects of cannabis when smoked. However, those using the substance often find themselves overwhelm...

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