Dozens of Synthetic Marijuana Overdoses Prompt ‘State of Emergency’ in New Hampshire

A state of emergency was declared in New Hampshire after more than 40 people overdosed on synthetic marijuana, also known as "spice." (Credit: KTLA)

A state of emergency was declared in New Hampshire after more than 40 people overdosed on synthetic marijuana, also known as "spice." (Credit: KTLA)

New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan declared a state of emergency Thursday after more than 40 people overdosed on synthetic cannabinoid, also known as “spice.”

At least 41 people in Manchester suffered “serious medical reactions,” and at least 20 of those were hospitalized, according to a statement from Hassan’s office.

Three people in Concord became seriously ill from spice in the past 24 hours, according to the release. There have been no deaths.

The spice product targeted for making people the sickest is called “Smacked!” according to officials.

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