San Diego Teens Overdose On Spice, 'Synthetic Marijuana'; 3 In Serious Condition
Last Updated: Wednesday July 28, 2021
(Medical Daily, Nov. 30) For a second weekend in a row, several teens have overdosed on synthetic marijuana in San Diego. Sixteen were treated this past weekend, following the eight from the prior weekend. Synthetic marijuana, also known as "Spice" or "K2," is made by spraying chemicals over plant matter to mimic the effects of real marijuana. Because its chemical origins are unknown, people are often using a substance they know nothing about. In this instance, it sickened a rash of people for two weeks straight, including a 13-year-old. Symptoms can include nausea, agitation, rapid heartbeat, difficulty breathing, unconsciousness, and can lead to death. READ MORE.