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K2 is labeled

“not for human consumption.”

K2 can trigger a long-term psychotic disorder.

What is it?

“Spice” is used to describe a family of mixtures containing leafy-looking herbs, spices, and shredded plant material that are sprayed with synthetic compounds (cannabinoids) which are chemically similar to THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana. These products are produced in China and Korea.

What else is it called?

Spice products are also called “fake pot” and synthetic cannabis.
Popular brand names include:

  • K2
  • Skunk
  • Moon Rocks
  • Genie
  • Zohai
  • Bliss

How it is used?

  • Typically smoked
  • Used in tea infusions

What are the consequences of using it and the possible symptoms?

Many cannabinoids are illegal in the U.S. because they can be extremely harmful and pose an imminent hazard to public safety. Emergency calls are increasing at an alarming frequency as recreational use of synthetic drugs increases across the country.

When you use Spice, it takes over the brain’s endogenous cannabinoid system, which is important for memory, body temperature, reproduction, perception, movement and hormone secretion. Studies show that Spice is stored in the body for long periods of time, but long-term effects on humans are not fully known.

Signs & Symptoms:

  • Loss of memory
  • Anxiety
  • Gastric pain
  • Panic attacks
  • Rapid heart rates
  • Drastically raised blood pressure
  • Hallucinations
  • Delusions
  • Inability to drive
  • Can damage vital organs
  • Can cause changes in behavior and perception
  • Seizures and death