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Learn the dangers of synthetic marijuana use

Ross Sullivan, MDDoctors and nurses at Upstate University Hospital's emergency department are seeing a sudden influx of patients with violent reactions to synthetic marijuana, says Ross Sullivan, MD, director of the medical toxicology consultation service and an assistant professor of emergency medicine at Upstate. Calling it an epidemic, Sullivan stresses the need to alert the public to the illegal drug‘s dangers -- including coma, extreme agitation and possible death -- and the efforts to track down its shadowy ingredients and sources.