Synthetic Cannabinoids Update

Maryland's Synthetic Cannabinoids Statistics

As of July 15, 2019, the Maryland Poison Center (MPC) has received reports of 45 cases, with 3 deaths, linked to an outbreak that was first reported on April 3, 2018. Cases have had bleeding disorders, which can be fatal, associated with the use of synthetic cannabinoids.

Note: This case count includes suspect, probable and confirmed cases.*


Region Number of Cases 

 Central Maryland 1


 Western Maryland 2


 Eastern Maryland 3


 Southern Maryland 4


Counties included within each region are as follows:

  • 1 Central Maryland: Baltimore City and Baltimore, Harford, and Howard Counties
  • 2 Western Maryland: Allegany, Carroll, Frederick, Garrett, Montgomery, and Washington Counties
  • 3 Eastern Maryland: Caroline, Cecil, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne's, Somerset, Talbot, Wicomico, and Worcester Counties
  • 4 Southern Maryland: Anne Arundel, Calvert, Charles, Prince George's, and St. Mary's Counties

*Numbers are provisional and subject to change. MPC will monitor for new cases daily and will update the website every Monday around 1:30 p.m., for the duration of the outbreak.

**A case  previously recorded as Central Maryland was found to actually be from Western Maryland.