During that time, physicians treated 456 patients total for synthetic cannabinoid intoxications.
That's almost triple the number reported last week when IL health officials first warned of the new side effect of the drug known as "fake weed", "K2" and "spice".
"We continue to see the number of cases rise", said IDPH Director Dr. Nirav D. Shah. They can be found nationwide at convenience stores, gas stations, head shops, novelty stores and online.
Since 2015 hundreds of people across the USA have overdosed and been hospitalized after smoking too much or bad batches of synthetic cannabis.
Arnold said that the Centers for Disease Control are sending epidemiologists to help in the investigation. A lot of them were homeless people stricken in the neighborhood around the New Life Evangelist Center shelter downtown. The man was laying semi conscious on the ground moaning when the medics arrived.
In the wake of the cannabinoid crisis, it's important to note that legalizing marijuana could keep people away from unsafe synthetic drugs.
Synthetic cannabinoids are man-made, mind altering chemicals that are sprayed onto plant matter, according to IDPH, which can then be smoked or inhaled with a vaporizer. These chemicals are also called cannabinoids due to their similarities to the marijuana plant.
However, makers of synthetic cannabinoids try to get around those laws by creating products with different ingredients and labeling them "not safe for human consumption" when they may appear like a type of incense or potpourri, according to the CDC. "Why they're happening? We're still uncertain", he said. "They can contain a variety of chemicals, and users often don't know what those are, such as rat poison", Shah said.
The store workers - Fouad Masoud, 48, Jad Allah, 44, and Adil Khan Mohammed, 44 - were charged on Monday after undercover federal agents said the men sold them synthetic marijuana, known as K2, according to a criminal complaint.
A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2016 found that one of these chemically altered synthetic cannabinoids was 85 times as potent as tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC, the mind-altering chemical in marijuana.
Children should be protected at all costs, and suspicious behavior should always be reported to authorities. In Black Hawk County alone, the Family & Children's Council helps 15,000 children and parents each year.
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