3rd death reported in Illinois linked to fake weed

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There are also state laws and local ordinances that make synthetic drugs illegal, but that doesn't mean there's no chance someone in the county might get a hold of them, Stenger said.

Unexplained, severe bleeding has been traced to the use of synthetic marijuana in multiple states including Illinois, Wisconsin, Maryland, Indiana and Missouri, officials said.

It noted that there have been numerous instances of severe bleeding in IL, three resulting in deaths.

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To date, 107 people have been affected by severe bleeding after using the substance, called K2, Spice, or fake weed. "We urge people not to use synthetic cannabinoids now or ever".

Officials in NY are warning hospital emergency rooms about a new form of synthetic marijuana laced with rat poison that is linked to cases of uncontrolled bleeding.

The product can be found across IL and the U.S.in places like convenience stores, gas stations, drug paraphernalia shops, novelty stores and online, the agency said.

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Although arrests have been made in response to these recent cases, arrests for sold synthetic cannabinoids that test for being illegal usually occur after someone is already hurt.

The bleeding issues can result when the synthetic cannabis contains an anticoagulant sometimes used in rodent poison, the state health department indicated. Individuals who have been sickened by the synthetic cannabinoids have reported coughing up blood, blood in the urine, severe bloody nose, bleeding gums, and/or internal bleeding.

Anyone who has a reaction was told to call 911 or go to the emergency room, officials said.

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