Published: Вт, Апреля 10, 2018
Medical | By Marta Holmes

3rd person in IL dies after use of fake weed

3rd person in IL dies after use of fake weed

"They are not regulated, and people don't know what chemicals may be in them, like rat poison", he said in a statement.

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is reporting the death of a third individual who experienced severe bleeding after using synthetic cannabinoids, often called Spice, K2, or fake weed. Synthetic cannabinoids can be bought across the United States in convenience stores, drug paraphernalia shops, and novelty stores, as well as at gas stations and online.

The people who died were all men, two in their 20s and one in his 40s. Officials say that while authorities haven't found the substance in NY yet, cases of severe and life-threatening bleeding have been reported in five states: Illinois, Maryland, Wisconsin, Indiana and Missouri.

McLean County Coroner Kathy Davis and Tazewell County Coroner Brian Foley said there have been no confirmed synthetic cannabinoid deaths in those two counties.

People who have been sickened have reported coughing up blood, blood in their urine, severe bloody nose, bleeding gums or internal bleeding.

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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.

The bleeding issues can result when the synthetic cannabis contains an anticoagulant sometimes used in rodent poison, the state health department indicated.

"Acute kidney injury requiring hospitalization and dialysis in several patients reportedly having smoked synthetic cannabinoids has also been reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention". However, the drugs are often combined with other substances that people may not know about or intend to consume, some of them highly risky. Other health effects caused by synthetic cannabinoids can include breathing problems, gastrointestinal problems, heart attacks, hypertension, kidney failure, muscle damage, and strokes.

Synthetic marijuana, sold in colorful packages with names like Cloud Nine, Maui Wowie and Mr.

If you experience any symptoms, call 911 or have someone drive you to a hospital emergency department immediately, Foley and Sparkman said.

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