More Than 100 Overdoses in One Day
In case you don’t know, K2 is also known as “synthetic marijuana”. This is a misnomer, as it is manmade chemicals of a wide variety of structure that are sprayed on combustible materials for consumption. It’s an incredibly unsafe, inconsistent drug notorious for causing a host of unpleasant reactions and death. And it’s relatively new, first appearing in the U.S. in 2008.
On August 15th, in New Haven Park, Connecticut, a scene erupted as people began dropping like dominoes from this drug. It was described as masses of people falling over, sometimes in unison throughout that day. While there are no reported deaths, many were transported to the hospital and treated only to then return to the park and overdose AGAIN. Local EMTs report taking the same people to the hospital multiple times.
This event is shocking on a few levels. Most notably that there are so many people using K2!
Realistically, how many people used the same batch of drugs who did not overdose? This doesn’t even consider those who used K2 but just not that batch, or how many people use K2 in that area daily.