St. Louis University Hospital sees spike in use of synthetic marijuana

ST. LOUIS (KTVI) - Saint Louis University Hospital is reporting an alarming rise in the number of K-2 drug cases, synthetic marijuana. Doctors say the fake pot, a mixture of herbs and toxic chemicals, is addictive and dangerous. More than one hundred patients have been treated at the hospital over the last two weeks for various illnesses following use of the drug, which can cause strokes, heart attacks, and kidney failure. There's no word on why there is a sudden spike in usage, but doctors say one thing is certain - the drug also called Spice, The Green Giant, and 24k Monkey can be deadly.