According to the New York State Health Department, 15 people in the New York City area were hospitalized due to the consumption of synthetic marijuana from Thursday to Sunday.

The consumption on synthetic cannabis, also known as "Spice" or "Green Giant," has sent many to the emergency room and officials are saying they've seen a 220% increase in emergency room visits due to the intake of these products in the past year.

This past weekend, the patients who got sick from synthetic marijuana were from Chelsea, Central Harlem and East Harlem.



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