Rat Poison Found In Synthetic Marijuana

In case you need another reason to stay away from Spice, K2, fake weed - whatever you wanna call it. Spice laced with rat poison has been in distribution and has now spread to Florida. At least one man has died after consuming the counterfeit marijuana.


Carlos Pimentel-Bonano, 37, died on March 26. His autopsy report revealed that he had brodifacoum in his system, as well as THC and the synthetic cannibinoid 5F-ADB according to the Hillsborough County Medical Examiner.

Rat poison and other pesticides often contain brodifacoum blocks the effects of Vitamin K and can cause uncontrolled bleeding and unexplained bruising. The CDC has reported nearly 200 cases of brodifacoum poisoning caused by synthetic cannabis and the chemical has killed at least four other people.  Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Virginia, Florida, and Wisconsin have now all reported cases.

State officials are warning Floridians not to use synthetic cannabis because of the poison, among other reasons.