Benjamin Yount, Metro Networks
SPRINGFIELD, IL-(Effingham Radio)-Illinois’ synthetic marijuana problem is not a statewide issue.
Just eleven of the state’s 102 counties report any cases of severe bleeding after someone smoked the fake pot.
The Illinois Department of Public Health yesterday updated its numbers related to the synthetic pot outbreak: 122 people have now been treated for bleeding from the eyes, nose, or lungs.
The center of the problems continue to be around Peoria and in Chicago.
The city of Chicago, and Peoria and Tazewell counties account for 103 of the 122 bleeding cases in the state.