What is Synthetic Marijuana?

Synthetic Marijuana Spice. What is it?

They are chemicals that are made by man, these chemicals alter the minds of humans. It can be vaporized to be liquid and can be inhaled through e-cigarettes. The popularity of Synthetic marijuana or spice usage and addiction is growing alarmingly every day.

They are called synthetic marijuana or spice and this name is misleading because one might think it is like the marijuana plant but then its potency is higher and more powerful. Because of the chemicals found in them are related to marijuana that is why they are also called cannabinoids. Synthetic cannabis has a higher potency in the way they affect the brain and it has an unpredictable effects that are harmful to the individual in many cases.

False Advertising of Spice Synthetic Marijuana:

Most of the labels carried by products made from synthetic marijuana spices are sometimes labeled “not to be consumed by humans.” They also claim that most of them contain natural materials meanwhile most of the ingredients are made in the laboratories. It is only the plant materials that are dried up, that makes up for the natural materials written on the label, this was discovered after series of chemical tests.

There are psychoactive substances that are unregulated, mind-altering and have become newly available on the market, it is named new psychoactive substances. They are unregulated and are copies of illegal drugs. they are usually produced to mimic the effects of these illegal drugs. Over the years these substances have gained popularity and are being sold in the market in their altered form. Most of these manufacturers sell them in plastic bottles, vaporised fluids e-cigarette and in foil packages of different appealing colors. Recently, more and more brand names are now becoming popular, such as Black Mamba, Kronic, Joker, Kush and so much more. These products are marketed under known and upcoming brand names.

Timeline of synthetic marijuana

Over time, manufacturers try to evade the law by mixing their formulas with these chemicals. Due to the high rate of abuse and dependency most authorities in several countries have made selling, buying or possession of these chemicals illegal. In time past, these chemicals can easily be gotten in some stations, novelty stores, the Internet and in drug paraphernalia shops. These drugs have no benefit medically whatsoever.

spice is causing overdoses in texas due to the makers of the synthetic marijuana changing the chemical make up of the drug and it is dangerous

Most people especially the young have the belief that these products are made from natural substances. Many think they are harmless and also the chemicals used in the production of these products are not easily detected through drug tests.

How is synthetic marijuana used by people?

Most synthetic cannabinoids spice users buy these products and take them in various ways; some buy the liquid and vaporize them in e-cigarettes, or sprayed on dried plant material to be smoked or mixed with marijuana and brewed as tea.

How is the brain affected by synthetic marijuana?

Synthetic cannabinoids spice have the same effects as delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) which is the same that is found in marijuana. They contain mind-altering ingredient that affect the same brain cell receptors as marijuana. Although studies carried on Synthetic cannabinoids spice are somewhat limited but researchers say that it binds strongly more than marijuana to the cell receptors causing it to have a stronger effect and the health risks are unpredictable.

The chemical composition of these products is not consistent, that is why there are different effects the user would expect. The ingredients used in producing these products are not known and consistent.

 

The effects reported by drugs users are similar to the effects experienced by marijuana users:

  • relaxation
  • psychosis symptoms includes delusion, detachment or disordered thinking .
  • elevated mood
  • altered perception—awareness of surrounding objects and conditions

The Psychotic symptoms are :

  • high levels of anxiety
  • hallucinations which means seeing images or feeling sensations that are not real
  • confusion
  • paranoia—extreme and unreasonable distrust of others

Other health effects of synthetic marijuana;

severe effects experienced by synthetic marijuana users includes

  • Violent actions
  • Recurrent thoughts about suicide
  • Rapid heart rate
  • vomiting

users of Synthetic cannabinoids experience increase in blood pressure, lowered blood supply, body seizures, death and kidney damage.

synthetic marijuana is killink people around the country due to spice still being on the shelves people get addicted to spice the synthetic marijuana drug

Are synthetic cannabinoids addictive?

withdrawal symptoms includes:

  • depression
  • irritability
  • headaches
  • anxiety

some treatments have not been tested specifically and they include treatment through medications and behavioral therapies

Important Points to Remember

  • Most synthetic cannabinoids users buy these products and take them in various ways; some buy the liquid and vaporize them in e-cigarettes, or sprayed on dried plant material to be smoked or mixed with marijuana and brewed as tea.
  • They are called synthetic marijuana or fake weed and this name is misleading because one might think it is like the marijuana plant but then its potency is higher and more powerful. It’s contents delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, this is also found in marijuana.
  • They have unpredictable effects on users and can be life-threatening.
  • after series of chemical tests, it was discovered that the natural materials contained in the products are dried up materials while most of the ingredients are made in the laboratories and man made.
  • The effects reported by Synthetic cannabinoid users are similar to the effects experienced by marijuana users:
  • relaxation
  • Psychotic symptoms are delusion, detachment and disordered thoughts
  • elevated mood
  • altered perception—awareness of surrounding objects and conditions
  • list of mental and physical health problems caused by Synthetic cannabinoid are:
    • suicidal thoughts
    • violent behavior
    • vomiting
    • rapid heart rate
  • yes it is addictive.
  • some treatments have not been tested specifically and they include treatment through medications and Behavioral therapies

Click on the link below for more information
www.dea.gov/druginfo/drug_data_sheets/K2_Spice.pdf

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5 thoughts on “What is Synthetic Marijuana?

  1. I watched a video the other day about kids giving this stuff to an older man and the outcome wasn’t good for sure. Spice is deadly when smoked watch out for it. It is not marijuana by any means.

  2. The general population who offer synthetic cannabinoids regularly showcase it as a sheltered, lawful and untestable other option to characteristic weed. There is likewise the badly arranged truth that synthetic cannabis follow up on similar cerebrum receptors as THC.Until the merchants quit advertising it as legitimate weed, the term will most likely stick.

  3. My sibling is presently in jail for illicit drug related wrongdoing and following two years of being perfect has now ended up snared on this new flavor stuff. It is terrible to see what harm it is doing further to what he has effectively done to himself and our family.

  4. Synthetic marijuana practically wrecked my life I wouldn’t eat wouldn’t rest wouldn’t take my children out to do anything since his drug at such a control over my life I smoked it for more than 4 years the pulls back from that are so awful he simply need to murder yourself don’t there is trust you will feel better and backpedal to ordinary

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