New York State Health Commissioner Orders Stop to Sale of Synthetic Marijuana

News from Health, Posted on Fri, 03/30/2012 - 4:53pm
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The sale of synthetic marijuana products in New York State is to cease immediately  per NYS Health Commissioner Nirav R. Shah, M.D., M.P.H.

The order states, "synthetic cannabinoids have been linked to severe adverse reactions, including death and acute renal failure, and commonly cause: tachycardia (increased heart rate); paranoid behavior, agitation and irritability; nausea and vomiting; confusion; drowsiness; headache; hypertension; electrolyte abnormalities; seizures; and syncope (loss of consciousness).

Fact sheets and a copy of the Commissioner's Order can be found here.

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