“Synthetic pot” sends 29 to hospital in Florida


The first dozen headed to Gainesville hospitals last Thursday and Friday. Although the Alachua County Sheriff’s Office has yet to release the victims’ names or ages, the one thing they certainly had in common was an affinity for Spice.
Although the drug typically produces a short high that can mostly be attributed to the placebo effect, one particular strand making its way around Gainesville is particularly potent. Yesterday, a man found behind Best Buy became the 29th person to suffer from seizures and convulsions after ingesting the fake weed (that isn’t even weed) that’s popular among people on probation and others who can’t/won’t smoke actual pot (WHICH NOTABLY IS USED TO TREAT SEIZURES).