Residents of Western Australia’s capital city Perth have grown accustomed to the Cloud 9 smoke shops dotting the metropolitan area. Some passersby may even remember when Cloud 9 came to national media attention after a series of shop raids in 2015 and 2016 turned up large quantities of synthetic cannabinoid products. Now, after a lengthy […]
The New Zealand city of Christchurch has seen at least 10 synthetic cannabis overdoses in the last two days, according to media reports. Hospital officials report the victims were stricken separately and had come from different areas of the city. Christchurch is New Zealand’s third largest city with a population of about 370,000 and is […]
Synthetic marijuana has caused a string of overdoses in the Washington, D.C. area this week, according to a report in the Washington Post. In one 24-hour period from Wednesday through Thursday, emergency medical personnel took dozens of people to local hospitals for treatment. City officials say the victims had been using K2 or Spice before being […]
All state prisons in Pennsylvania are on lockdown after dozens of workers at several of the institutions fell seriously ill in the last month. Officials believe the prison employees may have been sickened after being exposed to synthetic marijuana, according to media reports. Corrections Secretary John Wetzel told reporters that he is unsure how long […]
President Trump’s nominee for “drug czar” and former deputy chief of staff Jim Carroll spoke in New Haven about the outbreak of nearly 100 synthetic cannabinoid overdoses that struck the city last week. Carroll is an attorney and currently at the helm of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. At a Monday press […]
The dangerous and sometimes deadly synthetic marijuana drug called K2 has reared its head again, this time in the nation’s capital. Over the last two weeks, D.C. has seen an average of 25 K2 overdoses each day, totaling more than 300 overdoses so far. But Washington, D.C. is only the latest city to be hit […]
The Illinois Department of Public Health says there are now 107 cases of people who have had severe bleeding due to the substance. The post Synthetic cannabinoids linked to 3rd death in Illinois appeared first on The Cannabist.
The health department says the victim is the 38th person in Illinois to become ill in recent weeks after using what is called K2, Spice or fake weed. The post Synthetic cannabinoids linked to death in Illinois appeared first on The Cannabist.