The number of overdose victims linked to a suspected bad batch of synthetic marijuana has risen to at least 76 in New Haven, Connecticut, as officials try to determine exactly what sickened people.
People on and around the historic New Haven Green near Yale University began falling ill shortly after 8 a.m. Wednesday, and the overdoses continued into Thursday morning. No deaths were reported, and most people brought to hospitals have been discharged, officials said.
Symptoms varied. Many victims lost consciousness, officials said. Others vomited. Some just became nauseous or lethargic.
An official in the city said Wednesday there were a total of 25 overdoses over a three-hour span and that some overdoses were “in multiples of 4-6 at a time.” All of those overdoses were in the area of the New Haven Green, said Rick Fontana, the city’s director of emergency operations….
If only our authority figures understood that the drug war is killing this society. Oh that’s right. They do.