Synthetic Marijuana Sends Dozens to the Hospital in Texas
(DALLAS) -- Dozens of people were hospitalized in Texas after smoking a new, over-the-counter synthetic drug meant to mimic marijuana.
On Friday, officials in Dallas, Texas said patients overdosed in one day on a product called K-2. Symptoms include sedation, overwhelming anxiety, and even psychosis, ranging in people who were very sedated to very agitated.
Baylor Medical Center's Dr. James D'Ettienne warned that K-2 is difficult to regulate because of its ever-changing ingredients from makers.
"We don't know what they're putting into these synthetic drugs," D'Ettienne said.
One victim is a pregnant woman in her third trimester, according to ABC affiliate WFAA.
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