Post by Graveyardbride on Dec 5, 2015 18:55:59 GMT -5
Synthetic Marijuana Makes People Act 'Weird'
OCALA, Fla. – Arrests have been made and 25 to 30 people hospitalized after a rash of violence and medical emergencies that authorities believe were caused by the use of synthetic marijuana laced with an unknown chemical.
Ocala police and fire personnel have responded to dozens of calls of people "acting weird" and violent over the past week, leading police to deploy extra officers. Authorities believe so-called "K2" synthetic marijuana laced with a harmful chemical is to blame. Six arrests were made of people possessing the drug, and two were arrested for selling it.
Synthetic marijuana is a mixture of illegal chemicals often sold in stores. The Florida Legislature has outlawed many of the component parts of the drug, but manufacturers keep changing the formula.
They say that is what made that homeless man attack another one a few years ago (dubbed the "zombie attack"), here in Miami. I heard recently of a man that attacked his mother and started biting her in a taxi cab, and the mother said he had used some of that synthetic marijuana. I think they call it Spice.