Synthetic Marijuana Kills 2 in IL

Second death reported

State and local Public Health officials are not revealing the identities of the victims.

To date, IDPH has reports of 56 people, including two deaths, in the Chicago area and in central IL who have experienced severe bleeding and reported using synthetic cannabinoids. In the IL outbreak, all of those hospitalized were experiencing some kind of bleeding (definitely skip to the next paragraph if you're eating), like coughing up blood, bleeding gums, or blood coming from their eyes and ears. However, three of those hospitalized in the outbreak tested positive for rat poison, so it's safe to speculate the ingredients aren't exactly kosher.

Synthetic cannabinoids are mind-altering chemicals that are either sprayed on dried, shredded plant material for smoking or sold as liquids to be vaporized and inhaled in e-cigarettes and other devices, IDPH said. The health effects from using synthetic cannabinoids can be unpredictable, harmful, and deadly.

Officials said the dead, who was not identified, experienced severe bleeding after reporting the use of synthetic cannabinoids. They can be found nationwide at convenience stores, gas stations, head shops, novelty stores and online. "We strongly urge everyone not to use synthetic cannabinoids".

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Exposure to brodifacoum causes the body to block its use of vitamin K, which is involved in blood clotting.

"Most of what we are seeing is spontaneous bleeding of the gums or nose, in the stool and urine", he said.

Two of those people have died, IDPH has said.

Adolescents are at a high risk to be exposed to the outbreak because synthetic cannabinoid products are typically easier to obtain than marijuana, Lank said. "Or if this is potentially a new side effect of a new synthetic cannabinoid". If you have used any of these products, and start experiencing severe, unexplained bleeding or bruising, please have someone take you to the hospital immediately or call 911.

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