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Reason #947 To Legalize Marijuana – 12 People Died Yesterday In San Diego From Smoking Synthetic Marijuana

At least a dozen people became sick in San Diego Sunday after they apparently ingested a batch of synthetic marijuana, also known as “spice”, police said.

San Diego Fire Rescue Capt. Joe Amador told Fox 5 that the victims were mainly young people, including a 13-year-old. Amador said it was not immediately clear whether the victims took the drug voluntarily.

The station reported that the victims experienced symptoms varying from a bloody nose to seizures. Medical officers responded to multiple calls reporting sick patients in at least three locations in downtown San Diego.

“They are disoriented, they are slightly hallucinogenic,” San Diego Police battalion chief Mike Finnerty told NBC San Diego. “They ramble when they talk.”

San Diego police said the drug was being sold in black packages with blue dragons on the side. A police spokesman told the San Diego Union-Tribune that officers were trying to track down victims and witnesses, and were also warning the public about the overdoses in case others had purchased the drug in the downtown area.

“[The drug is] a manufactured substance and depending on who manufactured it it could be of different qualities, different strengths,” Finnerty said. “It could be that the current batch that these people are accessing is much stronger than what they are used to or it could have some other unknown chemical in it that’s not normally in it.”

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Richard Lowe

Richard Lowe is a 14-year veteran of the financial sector with licenses as a commodity broker (Series 3) and investment advisor representative (IAR Series 65). Along with a focus on raising capital for the firms he was employed with, he also wrote and edited much of the content published by them. He holds a BA in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts. He has been a longtime advocate for marijuana legalization due to the social injustices associated with marijuana prohibition and the strong potential for the medicinal benefits of cannabis.

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  1. When we finally overthrow our war criminal slave master politicians, can we finally charge all who’ve voted against legalization or for criminalization of Cannabis with all the murders the caused through their drug war? All the rapes and stolen children and property. All the terror they have inflicted on us and our communities?? These demons belong in prison not on OUR payroll. And stop voting for them and paying your taxes, or you are complicit in these crimes against humanity. Jail the criminal politicians NOW!

  2. Gosh Dangit,
    That crap is not Chemical Marijuana. It is what the Packaging Say’s on it.K2,spice,whatever they want to Call it.It is Not Synthesized Marijuana*PERIOD*
    Quit Referring it to Cannibus.It’s Some Designer Drug, There is Nothing That Mother Nature Made, Man Created it. It Just P**ss**’s Me Off Every Time I Read, or Here The Press, Or People in General, Comparing it too Cannabis.
    There is NOTHING In IT That Was Created By MOTHER NATURE.*period* Call t What it is Labeled AS.It is Impossible Too Overdose on Good ol Dispensary Healthy Non Synthesization Marijuana. Cannabis is A Plant You Put in The Ground As A Seed, And It Grows, A Little Rain And Sunlight,Photosenthisis,And it Produces Flowers That When Dried It Can Be Smoked,Vaped,However you Want too consume it.Turned into Charlottes Web for one Proven Health Effect, That is Documented to Help, Not Just Children, Anyone With Epilepsy, When Smoked,eaten,consumed How Ever You Want too. True Female Cannabis Has been Proved without A Dought,TO CURE CANCER,AND 10,000+ OTHER AILMENTS PEOPLE GET MOSTLY,BECAUSE “OH,IT’S NOT COOL TO WASH YOUR HAND’S AFTER TOUCHING YOUR D**K,OR V**GINA ,LET ALONE YOUR A**h**LE.”People Say in Their Heads, OH I Better Wash my Hands Before I P*e,”I Don’t Want to Get What ever on My Private’s, But It’s Okay to Get D**K on the Faucet Handles, Door Knob And everything Else That I Touch. For the Rest of The Day.

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