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Wen issues warning after fake weed gives four Marylanders extreme bleeding

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There’s a reason Baltimore City banned stores from selling so-called synthetic marijuana in 2016. The substance, often branded as “K2” or “Spice” and sold at gas stations and corner stores, is usually made with a potpourri of leaves and various unknown chemicals designed to mirror marijuana’s effects. It’s been known to induce severe physical problems, such as heart attacks, kidney failure and extreme bleeding.

Overdose-Reversing Drug Naloxone Now Available Over the Counter in Baltimore Pharmacies

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Baltimoreans who want to equip themselves with an antidote for fatal heroin and opioid overdoses can now walk right into their local pharmacy and pick up a naloxone kit, with no need for any further training or paperwork.