Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Synthetic Pot "Spice" Causes Illnesses

Three people in Seaford, Delaware have been hospitalized after overdosing on a synthetic marijuana called "Spice." Please see today's News Journal article for more information. Delaware Health and Social Services has also posted a press release.

The drug is also known as "K2", "K2 Spice", "K2 Summit", "Genie", and "Zohai", and is typically sold as incense. Warning signs include the smell of spicy incense, elevated vital signs (increase in pulse, respiration, blood pressure), and hyperactivity.

Anyone suffering symptoms or side effects from the use of this product, should immediately be taken to the emergency room, or you should contact the local Poison Center at 1-800-222-1222.

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