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Wednesday 7 December 2016

'Spice' drug lands five in hospital

Five university students have been taken to hospital after apparently taking a synthetic cannabis-like drug.

Lancaster University has issued a warning about Spice, a former legal high reclassified as Class B in 2009, after the five needed treatment.

In a warning to students, the university tweeted: "Urgent message: Several students have been hospitalised today after taking legal high Spice - please check on friends and call 999 if needed." Spice is a synthetic cannabinoid which can induce paranoia or a change in mood.

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