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By On October 24th, 2015

Dangerous variation of K2 sends 28 people to hospital in Tulsa

Last week, an unfortunate record was set in Tulsa when a new variation of synthetic marijuana, also known as “spice” or K2, hit the street and 28 individuals were subsequently hospitalized.  The youngest person was 12 years old.  Twelve! As I thought about this, I identified three aspects of synthetic marijuana that make it especially…

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By On April 28th, 2015

Spike in “Spice” Deaths and ER Visits

The synthetic cannabinoid, spice, is making a comeback in its lethality and emergency department visits.  Doctors and nurses are reporting cases involving spice at a rate of four times so far this year compared to 2014. It isn’t known if this is due to more people using the drug or to a more lethal chemical…

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By On April 1st, 2015

Synthetic Marijuana Linked to Acute Kidney Injury

The use of synthetic marijuana, sold as Spice, K2, Spice Gold and other names, has been linked to Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) in several cases recently. These instances of kidney failure have occurred in healthy young adults who have recently used synthetic marijuana which is sold legally in convenience stores and gas stations making it…

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By On November 20th, 2013

Synthetic Marijuana May Cause Strokes in Young Adults

Despite attempts to ban ‘spice’ or synthetic marijuana, many young adults have tried the substance and many have already seen the consequences. Two healthy young siblings are among those who have died soon after smoking the substance also known as K2, and an investigation into their death suggests the drug could potentially cause acute ischemic…

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