Will County Health Department warns about synthetic cannabinoids

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Those who have been affected by the synthetic marijuana with brodifacoum have coughed up blood, experienced blood in the urine, and other reported symptoms include a severe bloody nose, bleeding gums and internal bleeding.

Two other deaths were reported, including a 22-year-old Chicago man who died in Oak Lawn. "We urge people not to use synthetic cannabinoids now or ever".

The bleeding issues can result when the synthetic cannabis contains an anticoagulant sometimes used in rodent poison, the state health department indicated.

Two people in their 20s died last week; the third death was a man in his 40s, according to Illinois Department of Public Health.

While other IL communities have reported an increase of synthetic cannabinoid products, local law enforcement agencies say they have not seen an uptick.

News 10 spoke to several people who didn't really know much about synthetic cannabinoids.

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"Each day we've seen the number of cases rise", IDPH Director Nirav D. Shah, said in the release.

Three people are facing federal charges for allegedly selling synthetic marijuana to undercover officers at a mini-mart in the North Lawndale neighborhood of Chicago.

A ruling on his cause of death was pending further investigation, but he told family members he smoked synthetic marijuana in the days leading up to his death, authorities said. "While efforts are under way to get contaminated drugs out of circulation, it's possible they could re-emerge".

This is the first time that severe bleeding has been associated with the drugs known as cannabinoids, a mix of hundreds of chemicals that act on the same brain cell receptors as the active ingredient in marijuana. These packets typically consist of plant material coated by chemicals, which are supposed to mimic the effects of naturally grown marijuana.

"Just (Monday) we sent information from the Illinois Department of Public Health's website on the situation out to our officers for their awareness", he said.

If you experience any symptoms, call 911 or have someone drive you to a hospital emergency department immediately, Foley and Sparkman said.

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