Synthetic marijuana — K2 and its chemical analogues — is the scary-new-drug du jour in Dallas, having sent somewhere close to 100 users to local emergency rooms in the past week. Even scarier: This represents a spike of only 50 percent. Baylor alone treats 70 fake-weed overdoses per month.
Parkland hospital’s North Texas Poison Center would like to take the opportunity to remind you of other potentially lethal substances: cinnamon, nutmeg and marshmallows. “If you have teens in your house, it’s essential to keep an eye on your spice rack!” the center warned in an email “Poison Alert” dispatched yesterday. Seriously. Dallas Observer has more.