K2 DRUG FACTS
What is K2 Spice and what does Spice look like?
K2 Spice, also known as synthetic cannabinoids and artificial marijuana, is made of a dried blend of herbal substances which are sprayed with analgesic chemicals to induce an intense, short-lived high. These chemicals are usually JWH-018 and JWH-073; however, synthetic marijuana is not regulated and might contain any combination of over 150 different synthetic cannabinoid compounds. K2 Spice can resemble potpourri, loose leaf tea or dried herbs and spices, hence where the name is derived.
Is K2 Spice addictive?
Medical reports indicate the use of K2 Spice can result in the development of an addiction more powerful than among users of actual Marijuana. In one documented case, a 20-year old man using synthetic cannabis daily for eight months eventually increased his dosage to 3 grams per day.
How long do synthetic cannabinoids stay in a person's system and does K2 show up on a drug test?
Frequency of Spice abuse and K2 Spice concentration are factors to consider when measuring detection time of synthetic marijuana compounds within the body. Smaller doses of synthetic marijuana are detectable up to 72 hours after use in human urine; however, chronic Spice abuse will extend this window. Both urine and saliva specimens can indicate possible K2 abuse, and drug test detection times will vary depending on the selected K2 Spice drug test.
What are some K2 drug side effects?
There are several side effects of Spice abuse, including:
Elevated Blood Pressure
Increased Heart Rate
What are other names for synthetic cannabinoids?
Synthetic marijuana is sold under various names, such as:
||Genie & Zohai
||Fire & Ice
||Orange Dragon Smoke
|| Red X
What is the legal status of JWH-018, JWH-073, and other synthetic cannabinoids in the United States?
On March 1, 2011, the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) officially exercised its emergency scheduling authority to categorize JWH-018, JWH-073, JWH-200, CP-47,497 and cannabicyclohexanol as Schedule I substances. Possession and/or trafficking synthetic marijuana compounds is illegal in the United States and condemnable under Federal law.
Why is K2 Spice popular?
Nearly eighty percent of K2 spice users are below the age of 30. Since the drug is easily accessible from smoke shops, head shops, convenience stores and the Internet, K2 Spice is primarily abused by preteens and adolescents looking to experiment with drugs. K2 Spice is the latest gateway drug which can lead to further detrimental drug abuse. Although K2 Spice is usually more expensive than marijuana, people seek to use the product as a cannabis alternative.