Warning issued about dangers of synthetic marijuana

March 19, 2012 5:38:07 AM PDT
A warning is being issued about the dangers of a synthetic type of marijuana.

Known on the streets as K2, Spice or Mister Smiley, the drug produces the same euphoric effects as marijuana.

But it can also cause agitation, racing heart beats high blood pressure and even convulsions.

The journal Pediatrics reports that Poison Control centers have received 4,500 calls since 2010.

Elected officials across the tri-state have been pushing for a ban on synthetic marijuana.

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