Argentinian Police Officers Claim Mice Ate Half Ton of Missing Marijuana

Grant Boone
April 13, 2018

The deaths included two men in their 20s and one man in his 40s; two were in central IL and one in the Chicago area.

"Each day we've seen the number of cases rise", Nirav D. Shah, M.D., director of Illinois Department of Public Health, said in a news release. 'Synthetic cannabinoids in general are not safe and this is one example of not knowing what chemicals are in the product.

"The synthetic cannabinoids were packaged in sealed containers and labeled with such names as "Matrix, ' 'Blue Giant" and 'Crazy Monkey, '" federal agents said about the drugs associated with these cases.

Synthetic cannabinoids are human-made chemicals that are sprayed on plant materials that can be smoked, or sold as a liquid that can be consumed in an e-cigarette.

Although they are sometimes marketed as an alternative to marijuana, they have been linked to outbreaks of illness even when not contaminated with a poison.

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What a ratty thing to do ― blaming mice for 1,000 pounds of missing marijuana.

Synthetic cannabinoids can cause seizures, muscle damage, kidney damage, and psychosis.

This death comes after three Chicago convenience store clerks were charged earlier this the month for allegedly selling the synthetic cannabinoids laced with the known rodent poison, according to police.

The department said that "numerous have tested positive for brodifacoum, a lethal anticoagulant often used in rat poison". State officials also announced Monday that synthetic cannabis has affected more than 100 people with sickness, including symptoms of severe bleeding. Victims report symptoms of bleeding gums, blood in the urine, and severe bloody noses.

"Almost all of the cases have been hospitalized", Arnold told BuzzFeed News. The CDC has warned doctors nationwide to be on the lookout for patients experiencing severe and unexplained bleeding. Those sickened require hospitalization and treatment with vitamin K to control bleeding, she said.

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