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Drug Alert: Black Mamba & Pandora’s Box Hospitalise 7

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Over the last two weeks seven individuals from the Cardiff area have been hospitalised following consumption of the ‘herbal incense blends’ “Black Mamba” and “Pandora’s Box”.

  • * The symptoms in relation to “Pandora’s Box” were vomiting and seizures.
  • * The symptoms experienced with “Black Mamba” were visual hallucinations, psychosis, lack of co-ordination, swollen tongue, choking, seizures and aggression.

As far as Public Health Wales are aware no other substances were used.

Previous laboratory investigations’ have found many of these herbal incense blends to contain synthetic cannabinoids.

It is very important from a public health perspective that any individuals using or considering use are aware of the dangers with synthetic cannabinoids. Anyone experiencing problems both physical and psychological are encouraged to cease use and seek help from health professional as soon as possible.

For further information, you can search the database on WEDINOS (Welsh Emerging Drugs & Identification of Novel Substances Project) – select keyword and search for “Black Mamba” or “Pandora”.

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