PULLMAN, Wash. — The Washington State University Police Department is warning the public of a new type of marijuana being distributed in the Pullman area. The drug can cause nausea, vomiting and an accelerated heartbeat.

Police have responded to two incidents involving this marijuana in last two weeks. The last incident occurred on Oct. 6, when a student, after inhaling one puff of the marijuana, became sick and vomited and complained of a rapid heartbeat. At his request, a friend called the WSU Police and an ambulance was dispatched.

The 19-year-old student was taken to Pullman Memorial Hospital, where he was treated and later released. The marijuana is described as having a white and clear, crystal-like powder mixed in with it.

Anyone having information concerning this or any other incidents, please contact local law enforcement or the WSU Police Department.

WSU Police contacts:

Investigator Don Maupin, 509/335-6206
Officer Joe Ederer, 509/335-1654
Chief Steve Hansen, 509/335-8548