Governor Cuomo is warning medical centers throughout the state about a new concern associated with synthetic marijuana.
In other states, there's been a reported outbreak of severe and life-threatening bleeding in patients who consumed the drug. The synthetic weed may be contaminated with rat poison.
Health care providers are being urged to watch for bleeding that's unrelated to injury, or otherwise has no explanation, especially in patients with a history of using synthetic marijuana.
The drug is often sold in colorful packets under names such as K2, Spice, and AK-47.