SAN DIEGO -- Fourteen people in San Diego have become sick after smoking 'spice,' also known as synthetic marijuana.
The latest victim, named Curtis by people who claim to know him, say he collapsed after trying the illegal substance, which is made up of dried plant material, chopped herbs, color additives and the chemical known as THC.
Curtis was transported from the trolley station at 3rd and C streets.
On Sunday, 13 people were hospitalized. One of them reportedly died this morning, according to people on the street.
All of the incidents have taken place in the downtown San Diego area.
"I think it's crazy. It has to be taken off the market. Stop selling it, stop doing it, it's not worth their lives," said Andoinette Simpson, who said she knows a few of the victims.
San Diego police say they are trying to figure out who is selling the spice.