It is often sprayed on dried plants so it can also be smoked, vaped or otherwise consumed similarly.
IL public health officials say the number of people in IL who have experienced severe bleeding after using synthetic marijuana has increased to 95 cases.
Synthetic marijuana, also known as fake weed, is sold for recreational use under the names K2, Spice, Black Mamba, Bombay Blue, Genie and Zohai, among others.
Two of the deaths have been men in their 20s; the third was a man in his 40s, IDPH said.
The cases have required hospitalization for symptoms, including coughing up blood, having blood in urine, and experiencing severe bloody noses and bleeding gums.
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Authorities say several patients and samples of fake weed from IL have tested positive for a lethal ingredient often used in rat poison.
"We continue to see the number of cases rise", Dr. Nirav Shah, director of the state's Department of Public Health, said in the statement. Federal prosecutors explained U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration representatives made under cover buys of synthetic cannabinoids in Masoud's westside keep.
Officials in NY are warning hospital emergency rooms about a new form of synthetic marijuana laced with rat poison that is linked to cases of uncontrolled bleeding. "While there have been no current reports of these symptoms in NY, we are asking public health officials to keep an eye out and to remind people that this poison is risky, unpredictable and seems to be getting more so with each passing year".
Another person has died from using synthetic marijuana.
McLean County Coroner Kathy Davis and Tazewell County Coroner Brian Foley said there have been no confirmed synthetic cannabinoid deaths in those two counties.
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In 2016, the state targeted shops selling synthetic marijuana.
The chemicals are similar to those found in natural marijuana.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday that the state Department of Health issued a statewide health advisory to emergency departments, hospitals and urgent care centers.
In the 1980s, synthetic cannabinoids were considered research compounds but they are now produced overseas, according to the CDC. In fact, they are not safe and may affect the brain much more powerfully than marijuana; their actual effects can be unpredictable and, in some cases, more risky or even life-threatening. Public health investigation indicates that synthetic cannabinoids were likely contaminated with brodifacoum.
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