The Dangers of K2

K2 or synthetic cannabinoids is the name given to a number of drugs products that mimic many
of the effects of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main active ingredient in marijuana, on the
human brain. These chemicals, which are manufactured directly and are not found in any actual
plant substances, are then sprayed on a mix of dried plants. This infused mix is then packaged in
small bags and sold a, “herbal incense,” or, “herbal potpourri.” These substances are marketed as legal substitutes for marijuana, but they not related to actual marijuana at all. Dr. Benjamin
Raatjes, director of the Comprehensive Psychiatric Emergency Program at Jacobi Hospital stated
that:
“The biggest misconception about synthetic marijuana is that is anything like actual cannabis.
These are dangerous chemicals sprayed onto plant matter that can be overwhelming to those
using these drugs. Users are at an elevated risk of a heart attack or a seizure. Patients coming
into the hospital often suffer from extreme paranoia which manifests itself into fits of violence,
putting many others, beyond those abusing the drug, in danger.”
Dr. Raatjes’ point can’t be stressed enough. This “herbal incense” is not marijuana, but instead
an unknown mix of dried plants (which may or may not have toxic properties themselves) and
newly manufactured research chemicals invented in labs, whose short or long term effects on the human body have not been studied and certainly not declared safe. This is why many of these products often claim that they are not for human consumption, though packaging them in individual doses belies these claims.
There are a multiplicity of brand names for these drugs, such a Smacked, Scooby Snax, Black
Giant, Yucatan Fire, Geeked Up, Voodoo Spice, DaBomb, etc. The two most common initial
names, K2 and Spice, have come to symbolize this product in general, though most K2 packets
no longer bear those names. None of these “brands” are transparent about which synthetic
chemicals have been used as the main active ingredients, nor what are the dried plants that have been sprayed and included in the package. They tend to have names that are suggestive of getting high (like Smacked, or Geeked Up, as can be seen below) or that speak to potency. Many brands now advertise flavored versions, They tend to have names that are suggestive of
getting high (like Smacked, or Geeked Up, as can be seen below) or that speak to potency. Many brands now advertise flavored versions, like can be seen below with “Smacked,” and, “Fruit Punch Smacked.”

K2 Spice (Synthetic Marijuana)
K2 or Spice is a mixture of herbs, spices or shredded plant material that is typically sprayed with a synthetic compound chemically similar to THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana.

K2 is typically sold in small, silvery plastic bags of dried leaves and marketed as incense that can be smoked. It is said to resemble potpourri.

Side effects include:herbal incense for sale

Increased agitation
Pale skin
Seizures
Vomiting
Profuse sweating, uncontrolled / spastic body movements
Elevated blood pressure
Heart rate and palpitations
The onset of this drug is 3-5 minutes, and the duration of the high is 1-8 hours.In addition to physical signs of use, users may experience: dysphasia, severe paranoia, delusions and hallucinations.

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