Illinois States Attorney’s Office to Hold Emergency Summit on Synthetic Marijuana

Synthetic Marijuana Education Event Notification

The Illinois States Attorney’s Office is convening an Emergency Summit on Synthetic Marijuana Abuse on November 10th in Springfield.  Karen Dobner,  mother to the victim featured in the To The Maximus Foundation will be speaking at this event.    This summit was prompted by the death of a young man, who smoked synthetic marijuana on November 1st with two of his friends.  The other two boys survived, but were hospitalized with hallucinations, paranoid delusions and vomiting. Although unconfirmed at this time, expect to see this story break again in local Illinois mainstream media.

The following is a list of the potential health risks and side effects of Synthetic Marijuana:

There have been countless reports from all over the country of the various side effects and health risks.

Confirmed reports of:

  • Hyperventilation
  • Nausea/vomiting
  • Prolonged headaches/migraines lasting for days after consumption
  • Severe paranoia leading to brash or malicious acts
  • Hallucinations
  • Increased heart rate
  • Physical addiction, heroin-like withdraw symptoms
  • Bloody nose
  • Seizures
  • Death

If you are local to the Springfield, Illinois area, and are seeking more direct information regarding these substances, contact your local law enforcement agency to see how you can take part.