Warning About Potentially Lethal Fentanyl In Marijuana Directed At Recreational Pot Users

CANADA:  Startling statistics on fentanyl-related overdoses and deaths have prompted police and health authorities to issue a public warning — particularly to recreational pot users.

Vancouver police Const. Sandra Glendinning — at a news conference Monday to highlight the lethal risks of the synthetic drug — said investigators are now finding fentanyl turning up in batches of seized marijuana.

She said city police will announce a major fentanyl ring has been busted on Tuesday, but didn’t provide any further details.

According to B.C. Coroners Service spokesman Vince Stancato, about 25 per cent of all overdose deaths in the province in 2014 involved the highly toxic fentanyl.