Report: ER doctors may not recognize fake marijuana symptoms
As the use of synthetic marijuana grows more popular among teens, an article in the journal Pediatrics warns emergency room doctors may not be familiar with the symptoms, USA Today reported.
The authors of the journal article wrote that it’s important for doctors and others, including schools and parents, to know the symptoms caused by synthetic marijuana, which require immediate medical attention.
Symptoms include excessive sweating, agitation, inability to speak, aggression and restlessness, the USA Today article said.
Synthetic marijuana is a blend of plant and herbal materials that have been sprayed with chemicals. It has names such as K2 and Spice.