In a news release, Duluth police said they were called along with Gold Cross Ambulance and the Duluth Fire Department at 9:18 p.m. Friday to a residence on South Arlington Avenue.
Police were told the man had been using an “alternative marijuana substance” and was “freaking out, hitting the wall and not making any sense,” the release said. The man later went into convulsions.
When authorities arrived, the man was alert but experiencing uncontrollable shaking, police said. He was transported by ambulance to Essentia Health St. Mary’s Medical Center and was later released.
Police were shown the synthetic marijuana, labeled “Fear and Loathing,” and were told it was purchased at a Duluth business.
Five of the chemicals used in synthetic marijuana were listed as Schedule I substances — the same category as marijuana — on Nov. 24 by the Drug Enforcement Administration. However, enforcement of that listing has not yet taken effect.
A Duluth business, Last Place on Earth, and three Twin Cities businesses filed a lawsuit against the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Department of Justice and are seeking a temporary restraining order to halt the Schedule I listing.
via : Duluth News Tribune
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