Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Fake Pot Concerns Officials and Health Workers

The Hartford Courant (Hartford, CT) February 8, 2011

"Extreme anxiety, racing heart and paranoia are among the symptoms patients have complained of after smoking synthetic marijuana.
All were teenagers or people in their early 20s, said Dr. Danyal Ibrahim, director of toxicology at St. Francis Hospital and Medical Center, and at least one had hallucinations. The most recent patient, he said, was sweaty, agitated, and 'felt a sense of doom and felt that he was going to die.'
More commonly known as 'spice' or K2, synthetic marijuana is easy to buy — at gas stations, convenience stores, head shops and online. A small envelope was selling for $9.99 at one Hartford gas station." Read More

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