Synthetic marijuana sends 30 to hospitals across New Jersey

Health officials are warning New Jerseyans about a street drug that has sent about 30 people to emergency rooms throughout the state.

Authorities have issued the warning for synthetic marijuana, commonly known as spice or K2, which can cause severe agitation, seizures and renal failure.

No one has died in New Jersey as a result of the drug. But a 22-year-old South Brunswick woman apparently suffered an adverse reaction on Tuesday.

It’s been seen mostly across the northern and central counties in the state.

Dr. Steven Marcus, the executive director and medical director of the poison information system, tells the Home News Tribune the drug is puzzling because it can induce extreme agitation and coma.

Marcus says the drug can kill and isn’t just a strong version of marijuana.

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