Side effects of synthetic marijuana blamed for thousands of ED visits
from The Hospitalist
A report outlining the alarming side effects of synthetic marijuana use in young adults acts as a call to attention for hospitalists, as thousands of patients per year are exposed to the chemicals found in the cannabinoid. The report from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration shows that synthetic marijuana was responsible for 11,400 ED visits in one year, with brain and kidney damage, hallucinations and violent behavior among the severe reactions found in users.
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