New FDA warnings target synthetic marijuana laced with rat poison

Le·gal In·sur·rec·tion | 7/21/2018 | Leslie Eastman
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Last April, we reported that 2 people in Illinois had died after using synthetic marijuana laced with rat poison. Additionally, 54 other users were hospitalized with severe bleeding.

The problem has now spread to 10 states, and public officials are now issuing warnings to avoid all forms of the drug.

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In a public health alert released Thursday, Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb and two other high-ranking agency officials warned the public to avoid any version of synthetic marijuana.

“We’re joining together to send a strong warning to anyone who may use synthetic marijuana products that these products can be especially dangerous as a result of the seemingly deliberate use of brodifacoum in these illegal products,” the FDA officials’ statement said.

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The FDA officials said there’s “significant public health concern” for people who smoke synthetic marijuana and the U.S. blood supply. At least three people in Illinois donated blood before they were hospitalized for using tainted synthetic marijuana, according to an earlier Centers for Disease Control and Prevention clinical alert.

Officials would do well to spread the message via video. A video released in March warns of the hazards associated with “synnies”, with users describing the horrific effects experienced after consuming the drugs.

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