Fake Weed Gets Banned In NYby administrator
There isn’t anything about the ban from the Health Department yet (though they did put out a warning about synthetic marijuana earlier this week) but Cuomo reportedly told the tabloid this:
“We are banning the sale of synthetic marijuana because, no matter what you call it, it’s clear that this is an illegal drug which is putting the health of New Yorkers, especially young adults, at risk,” Gov. Cuomo told The News.
“By acting now we can put parents’ minds at ease by preventing the spread of synthetic marijuana in our communities and our schools.
We need to stop this problem before it starts and get this drug off the shelves of every store in our state to protect our children’s health and safety.”
According to the Health Department, “severe side effects including death, acute renal failure, as well as other significant negative effects to the cardiovascular and central nervous systems have been linked to use of” synthetic weed. Still, the most common symptoms sound pretty familiar (well, maybe not the last two):
- tachycardia (increased heart rate)
- paranoid behavior, agitation/irritability
- nausea and vomiting
- electrolyte abnormalities
- syncope (loss of consciousness)