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Synthetic Marijuana Sending Teens and Young Adults to ER

Once legally available in gas stations and convenience stores, synthetic cannabinoids (or synthetic marijuana) are landing more teens and young adults in Emergency Rooms across the country, according to a new report published in the April 2012 issue of the journal Pediatrics.  Synthetic types of marijuana, commonly known as blaze, spice, and K2, have a similar but more serious affect on the body.  Beyond typical signs and symptoms of intoxication, synthetic marijuana symptoms inclu

 

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What to Expect in the Emergency Department

Upon arrival at the Hillcrest Emergency Department (ED), you will be greeted by a member of our staff who will ask for basic information in order for you or your loved one to be quick-admitted, or admitted on a preliminary basis. You will need to sign a consent form for treatment, and for children under 18, consent of a parent or legal guardian is required.