At Least 14 Hospitalized After Marijuana Overdose (Photos)


At least 14 people were hospitalized in downtown Los Angeles Friday in what is believed to be the second mass synthetic marijuana overdose in a week.

The victims were all located on the 400 block of East 5th Street, in LA’s Skid Row area, and found by emergency crews who arrived at the location around 10:30am, ABC 7 reported.

The scenes recalled an even more disturbing sight on Friday, when 18 people from the area were hospitalized due to a bad batch of Spice, a brand of synthetic marijuana.

All of those checked at the scene Monday exhibited the same symptoms: combative behavior, altered mental states and sometimes seizures.

‘We don’t have toxicological confirmation, but it’s presumably Spice, which is a synthetic type of cannabis or marijuana,’ Dr Marc Eckstein, the Los Angeles Fire Department medical director and EMS bureau commander, told ABC.



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