At least three states are experiencing upticks in the number of inmate deaths caused by K2 overdoses.
“There’s nothing 'natural' about it. They’re just deadly chemicals made in a lab."
They found that, of the 202 reported cases of unexplained bleeding nationwide, 95 patients tested positive for brodifacoum, a chemical used as rat poison.
Officials believe synthetic marijuana has caused two deaths and at least 56 illnesses in the city in recent weeks.
The state has introduced its own "psychoactive substances" act following the UK's controversial lead.
The ministry has declared 25 synthetic marijuana compounds Class 1 Narcotics.
At least 33 people in Brooklyn's Bed-Stuy neighborhood were hospitalized after apparently overdosing on synthetic marijuana.
Around 9:30 in the morning, at least 17 people in Brooklyn's Bed-Stuy neighborhood became violently ill after smoking the drug, some even passing out in the street.
According to the Prison Officers Association, one guard who believed he was exposed to synthetic cannabis "spent the night tearing at the top of his head."
Despite evolving public health regulations, synthetic weed has often been found in corner stores and bodegas around America. But where it originates is a bit murkier.