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Cuomo warns synthetic marijuana spike hospitalizes 160

A FEB. 15, 2010, FILE PHOTOKelley McCall/AP

More than 160 people have been hospitalized in New York since early April due to the rise in synthetic marijuana use, Gov. Cuomo warned Friday.

More than 160 people have been hospitalized in New York since early April due to a spike in synthetic marijuana use across the state, Governor Cuomo warned Friday.

Officials said 120 of the emergency room visits took place in the city between April 8-15, a jump from the average of about 20 per week.

“Synthetic drugs are anything but harmless, and this rash of severe health emergencies… is direct proof,” Cuomo said in a statement.

The dangerous drug, known by the street names “spice” and “K2,” is often marketed as incense or potpourri and sold in all five boroughs.Michael Graae/New York Daily News

The dangerous drug, known by the street names “spice” and “K2,” is often marketed as incense or potpourri and sold in all five boroughs.

The dangerous drug, known as “spice” and “K2,” and often packaged as potpourri or incense was outlawed in 2012.

Lifestyle – NY Daily News

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