Tech Times previously reported 22 cases of severe bleeding due to smoking "K2" or "Spice", but now, that number has climbed to 56, two of which being full-on deaths. Of the reported cases in IL, the drug has caused users to cough up blood, observe blood in their urine, get nosebleeds, and experience a number of other symptoms, like bleeding from their eyes and ears.
IDPH Director Nirav Shah says synthetic marijuana is not safe for anyone to use.
The Department of Public Health reports that 20 of the 38 people in the state who smoked a bad batch of synthetic marijuana live in Peoria, Tazewell, or McLean Counties. "Without more information, IDPH does not know how much contaminated product is circulating or where".
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"This bleeding is not expected, at least in such a significant population so quickly", Dr. Melissa Millewich, an emergency room physician who has overseen many of these cases, told the Chicago Tribune.
However, the effects of those chemicals on a person are, according to IDPH, quite risky.
Emergency rooms in IL are noticing a spike in synthetic pot users suffering from "severe bleeding", and state health officials are warning the public to remain vigilant.
'Because these products are not regulated, it's hard to know the chemical make-up, source and distribution'.
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Synthetic cannabinoids - also commonly referred to as Spice, K2 or fake weed - are found in convenience stores, gas stations, drug paraphernalia shops and novelty stores, and are purchased online. "Synthetic cannabinoids are unsafe", he said.
Among the 56 IL cases reported as of Monday, 54 were reported from Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kankakee, McLean, Peoria, Tazewell and Will counties, and two cases are under investigation.
Synthetic cannabinoids are human-made, mind-altering chemicals that are sprayed on to dried plant material.
"These chemicals are called cannabinoids because they are similar to chemicals found in the marijuana plant. Or if this is potentially a new side effect of a new synthetic cannabinoid".
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In less than a month, 34 people have experienced symptoms as the state government continues to investigate where the products are obtained and where people are buying it.