Saturday, April 25, 2015


Illnesses, hospitalizations linked to synthetic marijuana use may be on the rise.

USA Today (4/24, Hughes) reports that “poison-control experts and public health officials are warning about a new spike in illnesses and hospitalizations caused by people using the drug ‘spice,’ a catch-all name for a type of synthetic marijuana.” USA Today adds, “Through last week, poison centers across the country received 1,900 calls from people seeking help after experiencing adverse reactions to these drugs – four times the number of calls as the same period the year before.”