Synthetic Marijuana Suspected in Mass LA Overdose

At least 18 people were evaluated and 14 people were transported to hospitals after a suspected mass overdose in the Skid Row area of Los Angeles Monday.
1:50 | 08/23/16

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Authorities suspect spicy described as a synthetic type of marijuana is behind dozens of hospital associations from appearing drug overdoses in this Skid Row area. BC fri 838 people were transported to area hospitals to get eight at least fourteen. We've responded to a number of incidents over the summer that put patients at similar signs symptoms. Here in the Skid Row area patients appeared to be combative to squandering a staggering through traffic. Some are combative some had seizures of the constellation of signs symptoms. Pretty similar commitment that attribute this by so it seems to be extremely prevalent in the homeless population in this area. People who live out here telling us what they've witnessed. It's getting real bad right now. I was pregnant lot of people numbing game by around here you know that I don't want talks any cameras keep positive people live on around near the scene. One incident no another. Can it York is fighting an addiction at its own. Although he said he stayed away from spy case. I have that wouldn't be an addict or whatever it. Act now I know that is that is that we cant control it all away when you get third in the temptation to do what you did lose up and growing you do it. Michael blaze static to watch today's heat and overall situation for those living on Skid Row. People are dying from all kinds of things not just displace. They're dying from all kinds of bacteria. Can smell out here the students can you smell it I'm LTE that all the top. Higher officials are working with law enforcement's awaiting toxicology results and working on a solution. Authorities warn about the danger of using this drug this is a dangerous drug and people will smoke this drug at their own peril. A serious risk of significant injury or death.

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