Three people have now died in Illinois after they took a marijuana laced with rat poison. The Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has alerted doctors nationwide to watch out for patients with severe unexplained bleeding, as 100 others are currently experiencing severe bleedings, including four other states in the country.


On Tuesday, the state recorded new seven patients with the same symptoms. The test by the CDC and sample collected have shown that the so-called synthetic marijuana bought by the victims contains lethal ingredients used in rat poisoning.

The marijuana contains man-made chemicals that are used to produce a large quantity of something similar marijuana. 

According to Melaney Arnold, spokeswoman for the Illinois Department of Public Health;

The number of cases continues to go up each day. Synthetic cannabinoids in general are not safe and this is one example of not knowing what chemicals are in the product. We are telling people don’t use synthetic cannabinoids.

Symptoms include coughing up blood, blood in the urine, severe bloody noses, bleeding gums and internal bleeding.

When undercover agents bought the fake pot, and tested it, they found out it contains rat poison ingredients. Three store employees were arrested, and will face federal drug charges.



The liberal government in Canada is set to announce next month on the legalization of Marijuana come July 1, 2018. The Bill Blair, the former Toronto police chief recently briefed the Liberal caucus on the roll out plan of the legislation during a meeting with caucus this weekend.


Provinces will have the say on how Marijuana is distributed and sold to make sure that the supply is safe and secure. The provincial government will also have the right to set prices of the products.

The provincial government will also set age limit for those that can buy marijuana, though Ottawa has set its age limit to 18 years old.

Families that are looking to grow the plant will only be allowed four plants per household. 

Legalization of marijuana is one of Prime minister Justin Trudeau campaign promises, and this will also be necessary to legalize marijuana to be able to restrict and access it, keep it out of the reach of children, and the profits out of the hands of criminals.


Phnom Penh, Cambodia: Police in Cambodia seized tonnes of Marijuana packed in coffee bags, and it is worth $10 Million, the largest crackdown in 10 years.

The head of the interior ministry's anti-drug office, Gen. Khieu Samon, told reporters that the Marijuana came from Laos, and was supposed to be shipped to another third country, which he refused to name, as it is currently under investigation.


                    PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE

Three Cambodians have been arrested, and the police are also looking to arrest the mastermind of the drug shipping, who is said to be a westerner.