Sunday, 21 October, 2018

Doctors Don't Know Why This Synthetic Pot Is Making People's Eyes Bleed

Synthetic marijuana is making people bleed from their eyes People are bleeding because of synthetic marijuana
| 02 April, 2018, 00:48

There is a common misconception among users that synthetic weed is a safer, legal alternative to marijuana.

A dozen of the cases have been reported in Chicago and other areas of Cook County, with others in DuPage, Kane, McLean, Peoria, Tazewell and Will counties - all since March 7 - IDPH said in an update Friday.

Since 2015 hundreds of people across the U.S. have overdosed and been hospitalized after smoking too much or bad batches of synthetic cannabis.

Some of these symptoms include coughing up blood, blood in urine, bloody noses, bleeding gums and heavier than usual menstrual flow.

The Illinois Department of Public Health has reported some 22 cases of excessive bleeding of the eyes and ears over the past few weeks, according to the Chicago Tribune.

Known as "fake weed", "K2" or "spice", synthetic pot has been known to create a "zombie-like" psychotic effect with extreme anxiety, paranoia and hallucinations. However, health officials are largely oblivious to the exact makeup of synthetic marijuana products, so they remain uncertain as to what's causing severe bleeding among the reported cases.


Synthetic cannabinoids are not one drug, but hundreds of different chemicals manufactured and sold.

Anyone who has a serious reaction to synthetic cannabinoids should call 911 or go to the emergency department immediately.

Shah says they're unsafe because it's hard to know what chemicals they contain or what an individual's reaction will be.

A new modification in the formula may be responsible for the severe bleeding, according to Millewich.

Someone has died in Illinois after using synthetic marijuana, the Illinois Department of Public Health announced Saturday. The chemicals are either sprayed on dried, shredded plant material to be smoked or sold as liquids that can be vaporized and inhaled in e-cigarettes or similar devices.

The death comes as the state continues to see an uptick in the number of hospitalizations from people reporting severe bleeding after using a synthetic cannabinoid product. "If you have purchased this product, do not use it".

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