LANSING, Mich. (WLNS) – The Michigan Drug and Toxicology Information Center has issued a warning about possible use of fentanyl-laced marijuana.
This is an emerging potential public health threat, the center said.
Outside of Michigan, some patients have been treated in outpatient emergency rooms for opioid exposure and overdoses after they claimed to only smoke marijuana, the center said.
A sample of impregnated cannabis was also found in Connecticut.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services said that as of June 1, there have been eight suspected cases of fentanyl marijuana use in Michigan, although there have not been any lab-confirmed cases in state.
Suspicious cases were identified in a review by Emergency Medical Services opioid overdose probable responses. So far, there have not been any deaths reported among the suspected cases.
Symptoms associated with opioid abuse include:
• Precise pupils
• Respiratory failure (ie slow breathing)
• Respiratory arrest
• Low blood pressure and low heart rate
The Michigan Drug and Toxicology Information Center suggests that people only buy marijuana from licensed suppliers.
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