Synthetic Cannabinoids Linked to Severe Bleeding

Five people have died and more than 202 people have developed severe bleeding linked with the use of synthetic cannabinoids found to be laced with rat poison. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a warning saying these drugs, sold under a variety of names including K2 and Spice, have been contaminated with brodifacoum,…

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Synthetic Marijuana Hard on Kidneys

Synthetic marijuana, (synthetic cannabinoids dissolved in solvents and applied to plant material) when smoked can produce a more intense high than the real thing. However, they also can result in acute kidney injury, requiring hemodialysis and hospitalization. These popular drugs of abuse are sold under various labels such as "herbal incense" with names like Spice…

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