6 Louisiana men hospitalized after smoking synthetic marijuana

6 Louisiana men hospitalized after smoking synthetic marijuana

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This Feb. 15, 2010, photo shows a package of K2 which contains herbs and spices sprayed with a synthetic compound chemically similar to THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. State lawmakers in Missouri and Kansas have introduced bills which would create penalties for K2 possession similar to those for marijuana.(AP Photo/Kelley McCall)

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by The Associated Press

The Associated Press

Posted on April 14, 2014 at 7:42 AM

GONZALES, La. -- Ascension Parish Sheriff's Office Chief Deputy Tony Bacala says the six men who went to the hospital Thursday night after smoking synthetic marijuana aren't saying where they got the substance and haven't been arrested.
    
Bacala says the six men, who are now out of the hospital, came from Donaldsonville.
    
Bacala says the men were taken separately to Prevost Memorial Hospital in Donaldsonville, with symptoms ranging from difficulty breathing, anxiety and cramps to at least one person being nonresponsive.
    
He says the sheriff's office thinks the synthetic marijuana the men smoked all came from the same source.
    
Synthetic marijuana is typically made of herbs sprayed with synthetic compounds.
    
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Information from: The Advocate, http://theadvocate.com

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4/14/2014 6:10:28 AM (GMT -5:00)

 

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