POISONED POT | Officials warn of rat poison in synthetic marijuana
BALTIMORE (WBFF) - Maryland health officials are sounding the alarm about synthetic marijuana, which they’ve now confirmed was mixed with rat poison.
Officials at the Maryland Poison Center fielded a call on Tuesday from a user complaining of uncontrollable bleeding.
“The blood’s ability to clot was unmeasurable,” said Bruce Anderson, executive director of the Maryland Poison Center.
The case comes just days after two people died in Chicago after using synthetic marijuana. Police say it had been mixed with rat poison, and they are charging two store clerks in connection with the case.
“We very rarely find drugs on the street that have been poisoned,” said Drug Expert Mike Gimbel. “That means there’s some real sick people out there trying to hurt people."