Tainted Synthetic Weed Puts Connecticut Residents In Hospital

State officials are warning residents of the dangers of synthetic marijuana after a tainted batch sent a dozen people to the hospital in Willimantic.

“Synthetic marijuana is a designer drug that does not contain marijuana, but rather contains any of a variety of plants sprayed with laboratory-produced chemicals that mimic THC, the active ingredient in marijuana,” officials with the state health department explained in a news release Tuesday.

Although synthetic marijuana has been banned in Connecticut since 2012, some users have been unterred.

State officials said they’ve recently seen an increase in reports of adverse reactions, including anxiety attacks, nervousness, a fast heartbeat, increased blood pressure, tremors, vomiting, hallucinations and seizures.

– Read the entire article at NBC Connecticut.