Spice Usage Down in Alabama
The Alabama Department of Public Health has discontinued the reporting of synthetic cannabinoid known as spice usage due to the decline in numbers of cases seen over the past weeks. During the week of May 19 through 26, Alabama hospitals reported seeing 27 patients suspected of using synthetic cannabinoids known as spice, and 13 were hospitalized.These unsafe illegal substances are being used alone or in combination with other drugs. A total of 58 patients had been seen and 22 hospitalized in Alabama during the previous week, May 12 through 18. People under the influence of synthetic cannabinoids may exhibit bizarre and violent behavior that can endanger not only themselves but others around them.