CHICAGO – The Illinois Department of Public Health issued a warning about a synthetic pot after 22 people suffered heavy bleeding. [IDPHsaid22peoplehavebeenillsince7MarchNobodyhasdiedyetandthereforepublichealthofficialsaretryingtowarnpeopleagainstthewronggrassThedrugcancausepeopletobleedfromtheireyesandears
Don Bolger is the information officer for the DuPage County Health Department. He said the Illinois Department of Public Health has issued a strict warning to those who have recorded false grass or synthetic marijuana. The substance is said to give users a similar level to the real drug, but is sometimes much more powerful.
"You need to go to an emergency room immediately, you can not run, you can not drive, find someone to take you or call 91
There is a nationwide ban on the wrong grass, but it's sold on the street under a range of brand names.
The substance is also referred to as "false weed", "K2" and "spice".
It can be smoked or ingested. Drug manufacturers may also have adapted the man-made drug cocktail to circumvent laws. But this fine-tuning could be causing the bleeding.
Bolger said if you have smoked and bleed the synthetic drug, you need to tell doctors exactly what you did.
"This is not a law enforcement issue at this point Do not worry about law enforcement officials Yes, that's under investigation, but this is a public health emergency, so if you've done that, you'll need help," said Bolgel.
The State Department is expected to release more information on the outbreak on Friday
The Chicago Tribune reports that most affected people have put up with synthetic pot he Chicago region.
Dr. Nirav Shah, director of public health, says there is a perception that the synthetic pot is a safe and legal alternative to marijuana.
The substance is a mixture of hundreds of chemicals. Shah says that it is uncertain because it is difficult to know which chemicals they contain or what an individual's reaction will be.