Spice Abuse

Synthetic Marijuana – Spice, K2, etc.

Synthetic marijuana or Spice refers to a class of drugs that has similar effects to marijuana. The Drug was first popularized because it got users high without showing up on a drug test.Spice was also legal and was sold in stores. Although the drug has been scheduled by the DEA it may still be available in smoke shops, gas stations or convenience stores. It is also sold on the street.

Synthetic MarijuanaThe active chemical in Spice is JWH 018, JWH 073 or a variety of other synthetic cannabinoids. The chemicals are usually sprayed on dried leaves and sold in foil packets. Make no mistake; Spice is an extremely harmful drug. While the immediate effects are similar to marijuana, there can be other devastating consequences as well. Some of these are:

  • Addiction
  • Intoxication
  • Erratic behavior
  • Psychosis
  • Heart attack