Users of the drug have experienced coughing up blood, blood in the urine, severe bloody nose, bleeding gums, and/or internal bleeding. "We continue to investigate cases as they come in to try to identify what product they may have used and where they obtained it".
'Because these products are not regulated, it's hard to know the chemical make-up, source and distribution'. State health officials are urging hospitals, urgent care centers and ER docs to be on the lookout for patients bleeding as a result of synthetic marijuana mixed with rat poison. This makes synthetic marijuana both extremely unpredictable and risky.
The list of people bleeding from the eyes and nose after smoking synthetic marijuana is up to 89 in IL.
The third synthetic marijuana-related fatality comes after three Chicago-area convenience store clerks were charged for allegedly selling synthetic cannabinoids laced with rodent poison, police said. Public health investigation indicates that synthetic cannabinoids were likely contaminated with brodifacoum. Anyone who has a reaction to synthetic cannabinoids should call 911 or have someone take them to the emergency department immediately, according to IDPH. Because of this similarity, synthetic cannabinoids are sometimes misleadingly called "synthetic marijuana" (or "fake weed"), and they are often marketed as safe, legal alternatives to that drug. While the substances are meant to mimic the effects of marijuana, they are often far more risky for users.
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In a statement on April 9, Nirav D. Shah, MD, JD, director of the IDPH, said that the agency has since seen the number of cases rise daily.
"This is an unusual outbreak", Funk said Tuesday, adding that is unclear how the contamination occurred.
Two cases of have been reported in IN, one in Maryland, one in Missouri and one in Wisconsin, according the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Almost all the cases have been in central IL or the Chicago-area with a growing number in the Peoria area. I hope that it does effect what people are considering to use when it comes to pain medication and they're considering the use of medical-grade marijuana and being able to get a card.