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NH governor declares emergency after drug overdoses

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CONCORD, N.H. -

New Hampshire's governor has declared a state of emergency after dozens of "Spice" overdoses.

Authorities say since Monday, about 45 people in the Granite State have experienced serious medical reactions to an illegal, synthetic cannabinoid called "Smacked." The chemicals in it mirror THC, the element in pot that gets you high.

Gov. Maggie Hassan says the state of emergency allows authorities to investigate, quarantine and destroy the bubblegum-flavor of Smacked.

Investigators in Vermont are on alert for overdose cases here.

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