2 in IL dead after using fake pot; 56 cases reported statewide

2 in IL dead after using fake pot; 56 cases reported statewide

IL public health officials are blaming synthetic marijuana for a person's death.

As of Monday, the Illinois Department of Public Health had received reports of 56 people - including 17 in Chicago - who suffered severe bleeding after using synthetic cannabinoids, which are often called "fake weed", "Spice" and "K2". Those cases have included coughing up blood, having blood in their urine or having severe nose or gum bleeds.

Health officials warn that anyone who has a reaction to synthetic cannabinoids immediately should call 911 or be taken to an emergency department.

Shah said IDPH is working with local health departments as well as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to identify the products, but "without more information, IDPH does not know how much contaminated product is circulating or where".

Now, at least one person in IL has died from K2, the Chicago Tribune reported.

Two of those people have died, IDPH has said.

As of Monday, there have been 56 people in the Chicago area and central IL - including the two fatalities - experiencing severe bleeding after using these products, public health officials said. "However, synthetic cannabinoids are unregulated and identifying a source or sources is hard". The products, which have been around for years, can be smoked or vaporized in e-cigarettes and are commonly sold in convenience stores, gas stations and drug paraphernalia shops across the United States.

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The IDPH has warned that anyone experiencing bleeding or bruising after using synthetic cannabis should seek treatment right away.

There also were five cases in Cook County, two in Kankakee County, 14 in Peoria County, 12 in Tazewell County and one in each of the counties of DuPage, Kane, McLean and Will.

These chemicals are called cannabinoids because they are similar to chemicals found in the marijuana plant.

Synthetic pot is made up of hundreds of different chemicals - and their effect on the human body is unpredictable.

People who smoke synthetic cannabinoids can have rapid heart rate, vomiting, agitation, confusion and hallucinations, according to the CDC. "Or if this is potentially a new side effect of a new synthetic cannabinoid".

IDPH investigators have not yet identified common products used by the patients. Tell your health care providers about the possible link between your symptoms and synthetic cannabinoid use.

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