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SD doc says fake pot can make users 'delusional'


A South Dakota doctor says he's seeing more cases of synthetic marijuana use.

Dr. Patrick Tibbles says about one person per day comes to the Rapid City Regional Hospital showing signs of synthetic drug use.

He says most of the patients are "very delusional and paranoid" and "really out of touch with reality." Tibbles tells a local Rapid City TV station they are "a danger to themselves and others."

Synthetic pot is a mixture of substances. It's usually marketed as potpourri or incense.

Rapid City police say 18-year-old Jesse Willis of Quinn was high on synthetic pot when he ran his vehicle into the Rapid City Cabela's sporting goods store.

Police say Willis hit eight other vehicles before colliding with the store. He's been charged with DUI and ingesting an illegal substance.

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