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Officials warn of fatal case of synthetic marijuana use

Officials warn of fatal case of synthetic marijuana use

According to a March 27 statement from the Illinois Department of Public Health, six people experienced severe bleeding; all six had reported using synthetic pot.

Even so, severe bleeding is not a known side effect of the drugs, Dr. Melissa Millewich, an emergency room physician at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital in IL told the Tribune.

This is the 38th person from the Chicago area and central IL who has experienced severe bleeding and reported using synthetic marijuana.

While there have been no reported cases of death, Arnold said symptoms can be life threatening. Dr. Melissa Millewich, an emergency room physician at an IL hospital, said it's a new symptom for the drug, which some erroneously view as a safe alternative to pot. These THC-like chemicals are then sprayed onto plant products and sold as synthetic marijuana. The agency said it was "continuing to investigate the outbreaks to try to identify a common product". However, health officials are largely oblivious to the exact makeup of synthetic marijuana products, so they remain uncertain as to what's causing severe bleeding among the reported cases.

Synthetic marijuana, also called K2 or spice, isn't a substitute for marijuana, Live Science reported in 2016.

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Since 2015 hundreds of people across the USA have overdosed and been hospitalized after smoking too much or bad batches of synthetic cannabis. "Despite the perception that synthetic cannabinoids are a safe alternative to marijuana, they can cause very severe illness".

While those affected by the outbreak admitted using cannabinoids, it's been hard to determine their exact source for the substance, Arnold said. Another possible symptom is bleeding from the eyes and ears.

The health effects which are linked to the usage of synthetic cannabinoids are harmful and unpredictable as well.

There are now cases in at least eight Chicago-area communities including Cook County, Dupage County, Kane County, McLean County, Peoria County, Tazewell County and Will County.

The agency is continuing to warn anyone who has used these products and starts to experience sudden, unexplained bleeding or bruising is urged to seek emergency help immediately.

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