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Rat poison in "fake weed" causing growing concern in Wisconsin

Posted: 5:21 PM, Sep 15, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-15 22:38:20Z

Synthetic Cannabinoids are made up of several different things, but one specific ingredient is finding its way into the mix more often here in Wisconsin and it's becoming a growing concern: rat poison.

Seventy-four people have been hospitalized after use of synthetic cannabinoids in Wisconsin from March through Sept.1 according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services.

One person has died in Milwaukee County after use of the drug.

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services tweeted this on Friday:

Synthetic Cannabinoids, also called "K2" and "spice," can cause severe bleeding, and in some cases, death.

The drug is made by combining a mixture of synthetic cannabinoid chemicals and spraying the mixture over dried plant material.