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Ask The Times: Synthetic cannabinoids

Q. The Illinois Department of Public Health has announced a third death as the result of synthetic cannabinoid use, as well as 114 cases of sickness. It was reported that none are in La Salle County; is that still the case?

A. Yes. The majority of the reported cases are in the Chicago and Peoria areas. La Salle County and each of its neighboring counties have no reported cases of sickness due to synthetic cannabinoids. The Illinois Department of Public Health has a website tracking the outbreak at dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/prevention-wellness/medical-cannabis/synthetic-cannabinoids.

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