K2 packages that were found by New York police in Brooklyn. New York officials are warning the public to be vigilant after dozens of people were hospitalized over reactions to synthetic marijuana known as K2. The same type of synthetic marijuana has made people sick in Brooklyn before, according to police. Fake marijuana laced with rat poison kills 3, makes 100 sick in U.S. “K2 is a dangerous, deadly drug, but this strain is especially threatening,” New York Police Department Chief Terence Monahan said. Synthetic marijuana has prompted alerts in north of the border as well. WATCH: Marijuana ‘snacks’ brought to Ontario school Here’s what Canadians should know about the risks surrounding synthetic marijuana. Synthetic marijuana is a compound that mimics the effect of THC, the most psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. Synthetic marijuana is causing overdoses in the US — what’s the risk in Canada?
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