The authorities from San Diego reported that, on Sunday afternoon, 10 persons required immediate hospitalization after OD-ing on synthetic drugs. The Black Mamba strikes again and it would seem that 2 of the 10 admitted patients are in critical condition.
According to the initial report drafted by the ER clinicians, the patients were being suspected of coming down with food poisoning, after ingestion a couple of tainted brownies. But very soon their conditioned worsened, making the specialist realize that the patients actually consumed synthetic drugs.
Joe Amador, a fire captain in San Diego, declared for the press that, on Sunday afternoon, around 1 PM, the local fire department received distress calls from citizens living in Gaslamp and East Village districts. The calls mentioned seeing a couple of persons, wondering around in the streets, under the influence of narcotics. Captain Amador said that most people choose to consume these synthetic drugs over marijuana. But, the authorities cautioned consumers about the danger of choosing synthetics over marijuana, saying these kind of drugs are far more dangerous.
Spice, commonly known as K2, was considered to be a safe alternative to cannabis or to products that contain cannabinoid. Unfortunately, K2 is very hard to identify, due to the fact that it comes in all size and shapes. For a very long period of time, the drugs were labeled safe for consumption, until July 2012.
K2 contains a myriad of substances, and most of them are unidentifiable. Throughout the investigation, members from the health department have discovered that the substance bear the initials of their producers, like HU-210 or JWH-073. K2 comes in different sizes and bears different names. The most common names attributed to this narcotic are Black Mamba, Pep Spice, Spice Diamond, Skunk, Ganja and Yucatan Fire.
Spice consumers often come down with symptoms similar to marijuana consumption. But it would seem that the initial symptoms will worsen over time. Doctors said that most of the patients that consumed spice have come down with severe symptoms such as seizures, coma, projectile vomit, numbness in arms and legs, an increased blood pressure, panic attacks. There are also other symptoms, typically associated with neurological issues. Spice consumers often exhibit aggressive behavior, sometimes for no apparent reason, they complain of headaches and migraines and, in very rare instances, they even lose their ability to speak.
Moreover, inveterate spice consumers will often exhibit paranoid delusions, being very skeptical and suspicions with other people around them.