Illinois U. S. Senator Mark Kirk is cracking down on the export of synthetic marijuana. Kirks say O'Hare International Airport is among the top 5 hubs for the substance. Drug Enforcement Administration officials believe the synthetic drug was invented and produced in China. Kirk says he is applying pressure to the Chinese government, because it's not only a health hazard, but is also a security issue.
"What would prevent somebody in China from accidentally dropping Cyanide in the package of synthetic cannabinoids and killing off a lot of our fellow citizens?"
DEA officials say side effects of using synthetic weed include psychotic episodes, seizures, difficulty breathing, nausea, vomiting and even catatonia.
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