Powdery poison used to kill rats found in synthetic marijuana kills 2, sickens 60

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has issued a warning for residents and health care providers after two people have died and 60 people were hospitalized in Illinois after suffering from uncontrolled bleeding. (MGN)

LANSING, Mich. --The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services has issued a warning for residents and health care providers after two people have died and 60 people were hospitalized in Illinois after suffering from uncontrolled bleeding.

This comes after the suspected use of synthetic marijuana containing brodifacoum, a powdery poison used to rats.

Synthetic marijuana is also known by other names such as

  • K2
  • Spice
  • Black Mamba
  • Bombay Blue
  • Genie
  • Zohai

When correctly identified, the cases of uncontrolled bleeding caused by use of these synthetic products can be treated with doses of vitamin K.

Anyone who has had a reaction should call 911 or go to the hospital immediately.

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