The first time a large outbreak of people sickened by synthetic cannabinoids occurred was in March of 2010, when several dozen people presented to emergency departments in Missouri. Despite Illinois’ close proximity to MO, for the rest of that year, there were only 4 cases reported to the Illinois Poison Center, mostly in the Southern portion of the state. I personally thought that it was a blip and this drug would miss Illinois as we tend to be below the national average in respects to drug abuse.
I was wrong. Really wrong. Read more »