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Synthetic Marijuana Use Might Be Linked To Third Illinois Death

Synthetic Marijuana Use Might Be Linked To Third Illinois Death

DHS says there are two confirmed deaths in IL among users of the substance.

Another case was also reported outside of IL for the first time. Symptoms include bleeding internally, from your eyes ears and in some cases people have had blood in their urine. Nine of those cases tested positive for brodifacoum, or rat poison.

However, Prather also thinks its possible that the bleeding could've been caused by a yet-to-be identified chemical that was reportedly first identified in 2012.

Fort Campbell says 2 troopers killed in helicopter crash
Fort Campbell reported the AH-64E Apache crash occurred in a training area and was part of a routine exercise. Authorities said the identities of the two soldiers will be released after their next of kin are notified.

The Maryland Poison Center at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy received information on Tuesday about a fake weed user who was hospitalized because of severe bleeding.

"This poisoning is unique in that its effects can last weeks to months", Dr. Jenny Lu, a toxicologist at John H. Stoger Jr. Public health officials have said the product is not safe, and if anyone has purchased it they shouldn't use it.

"We've only had one case so far, but obviously the concern is that there could be many more so that is why we are trying to get the word out", Anderson said.

Scattered rain/snow showers will continue Saturday morning
Snow is expected to remain on the ground in northern MI as temperatures stay below normal, likely into next week, Boguth said. Presently, I would say accumulation will be on the lighter side on the coastline because of where we are in April .

Even though synthetic marijuana (often packaged and sold as "K2" or "Spice") has been banned in states like NY for quite some time now, the unnatural version is still finding its way into delis and bodegas. To make Spice, manufacturers spray mind-altering and often toxic chemicals on inert plant material. Other interventions may be necessary depending on the severity of the poisoning.

The cause is from suspected use of a synthetic marijuana. Health department data show the majority of cases are in the Chicago area, Peoria County and Tazewell County. The ingredients are banned in IL but manufacturers try to get around these laws by using different ingredients or using the label "not for human consumption".

"These drugs present a terrifying public health risk", said Dr. Jon Meiman, chief medical officer with the Wisconsin agency. The person's current medical status was not immediately disclosed.

Sinclair executive chairman David Smith
Sinclair Broadcast Group's corporate mandates are exacerbating tensions between the company's local stations and its management. These segments , including the anti-fake news promo, are supposed to run frequently during news time, according to CNN .


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