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3rd death reported in IL linked to fake weed

3rd death reported in IL linked to fake weed”

It is often sprayed on dried plants so it can also be smoked, vaped or otherwise consumed similarly.

The Illinois Department of Public Health has reported a third death linked to synthetic cannabinoids since early March.

As part of the advisory, health care providers are urged to watch for severe bleeding unrelated to an injury, or bleeding without another explanation and with a possible history of synthetic marijuana use.

The severe symptoms people are having because of the drugs include coughing up blood, blood in the urine, severe bloody nose, bleeding gums, and internal bleeding.

Authorities say several patients and samples of fake weed from IL have tested positive for a lethal ingredient often used in rat poison. "They are not regulated, and people don't know what chemicals may be in them, like rat poison", he said in a statement.

Though the synthetic cannabis is illegal, the key can be to look at the packaging to determine if that's what it contains, Stenger added.

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The term "synthetic cannabinoids" applies to numerous mind-altering chemicals similar to those in marijuana that are used to create substitutes, according to the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH).

The federal and state governments have taken action against synthetic marijuana and other drugs by banning chemical compounds used to manufacture the products. Public health investigation indicates that synthetic cannabinoids were likely contaminated with brodifacoum. The "fake week" can be found in convenience stores, gas stations, head shops, novelty stores across IL and the nation, as well as on the internet. While they are meant to mimic the effects of marijuana, they are often far more unsafe for users.

The CDC has concurred that the use of synthetic cannabinoids can lead to serious illness or death.

"Synthetic cannabinoids are part of a group of drugs called new psychoactive substances (NPS)".

Anyone who has a reaction was told to call 911 or go to the emergency room, officials said.



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