National Institute on Drug Abuse. Drug Facts: Synthetic Cannabinoids.
When it comes to spice, users really don’t know what exactly is in the mix. The inconsistency and variability of ingredients from batch to batch can lead to unexpected harm to the body and brain. Users have reported symptoms including rapid heart rate, vomiting, agitation, violent behavior, hallucinations and symptoms of psychosis. The drug has also been linked to raised blood pressure, reduced blood supply to the heart, acute kidney damage and seizures.
Spice is a hallucinogenic mix of dried plant material that is combined with synthetic mind-altering chemicals. Because the chemical composition of many products sold as spice is unknown, it can contain substances that could cause dramatically different effects, with the added danger that many of its chemical components and other ingredients are often unknown.
AKA: K2, BLAZE, SKUNK, MOON ROCKS
It’s no secret that filling your body with unknown substances can have severe consequences. Synthetic cannabinoids can be addictive and lead to withdrawal symptoms including headache, depression, anxiety and irritability.