CNN just published a large article
on a teen from Cypress, Texas, who overdosed on KLIMAX potpourri, a form of synthetic cannabinoid purchased from a gas station. Synthetic marijuana has been sold as K2 or Spice, and usually contains cannabicyclohexanol, JWH-018, JWH-073, or HU-210, but could also be one of about a dozen lesser known analogues of JWH, or something else entirely. It is common for mainstream news to run stories like this before identifying the chemical responsible. If anyone knows what is actually in Klimax potpourri, let us know.
According to CNN, the girl who smoked Klimax potpourri suffered a near stroke due to vasculitis, an inflammation of the blood vessels. According to the doctor that treated the girl, the vessels going into her brain were constricting, limiting blood and oxygen flow. The symptoms started as migraine and delirium then lead to an intense psychotic state, hallucinations, slurred speech, and violent outbursts. She was rushed to the hospital, treated and eventually lived, but here is the meat of the story:
The pressure on Emily's brain skyrocketed... Doctors asked to drill a hole in Emily's skull and insert a tube to relieve pressure and drain excess fluid. The family signed off on an emergency surgery.
The doctors operated, but not before the intense pressure in the skull turned Emily into a near vegetable. She was in the hospital for weeks and is still recovering and slowly regaining brain function and body control.
There are a few sites selling Klimax potpourri online. This story should put some heat on the brand to disappear. What name will it be next month?