Warnings issued after nine people ended up in hospital after using fake THC vapes

A health warning was issued after several people have become unwell after buying fake THC vapes which contained the drug Spice.

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Sadly 9 young people in Greater Manchester have bought this fake THC liquid and all have needed hospital treatment after using it in a vape.

Cannabis is still a class B drug in the UK.

Tests were carried out on two bottles of the fake liquid and the results have shown it had the same chemical compound as Spice.

THC oil is made by soaking a cannabis plant in oil, the THC then is released into a bottle for vaping, why anyone would want to do this is beyond us, it seems to be legal here in the UK and you can buy the legitimate type from most places.

More information on the effects of taking Spice can be found HERE
Dr Prun Bijral is a member of the panel and medical director of CGL, a national drug charity that supports young people in Greater Manchester.

He said: “It is very worrying that we have seen half a dozen incidents of young people collapsing and having to be taken to hospital after vaping these products.

“Fortunately it does not seem likely they will suffer any long-term harm, but we don’t want to see anyone else affected, particularly as we approach the school summer holidays.

“Inhaling even a single vape of this type of drug in this way for a young person with no tolerance is highly likely to lead to negative physical and mental effects.

“Young people who buy this product thinking it will affect similar to natural cannabis are not only being ripped off, they are also putting themselves and their friends in real danger.”

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