Spice/ K2, Synthetic MarijuanaLast Updated: Sunday, February 10, 2019
What is it?
A synthetic version of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, K2/Spice is a mixture of plant material sprayed with synthetic psychoactive chemicals. Often looks like potpourri and typically labeled “not for human consumption." Dangerous to purchase from the Internet because its origins and chemical amounts are unknown. The ingredients and strength of products containing synthetic cannabinoids are almost impossible for the user to know.
To learn more about the dangers of synthetic drugs, watch the video, One Small Dose.
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How is it used?
Smoked using “joints”, pipes, E-cigarettes, as a tea
How does it affect the body?
- Paranoia, anxiety, panic attacks, hallucinations, and giddiness
- Increase in heart rate and blood pressure
- Convulsions, organ damage, or death