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Synthetic cannabis use on the rise

A handful of K2. The drug has similar looks to marijuana, but is not nearly the same.

A handful of K2. The drug has similar looks to marijuana, but is not nearly the same.

via Jake May flickr cc

A handful of K2. The drug has similar looks to marijuana, but is not nearly the same.

via Jake May flickr cc

via Jake May flickr cc

A handful of K2. The drug has similar looks to marijuana, but is not nearly the same.

Sold in convenience stores and head shops under names such as Mojo, Scooby Snax, Black Mamba, Annihilation, Spice and over 500 more a new drug is beginning to hit the scene. While it can be classified as it’s own general drug, synthetic cannabis, it is a variety of different chemicals that all have different and adverse life threatening effects.

The base of the drug is crushed up smokable herbs, which are harmless, but they are sprayed with synthetic cannabinoids that can cause symptoms such as paranoia, nausea, vomiting, seizures, psychosis and death.

The drug is produced in outside countries such as China and Russia in cheap labor shops. Since it is made poorly and without a lot of care/attention, the drug can become a game of Russian Roulette because it could have gotten a little spray or a big one, making it extremely dangerous and unpredictable

A common belief is that high school students are using this drug because they believe that it is a safe and legal version of weed. It is packaged in bright and happy looking packages that can be bought in lots of places, including the internet.

The DEA banned the use, selling and manufacturing of synthetic cannabis, but only named certain chemicals. Creators of the drug use other chemicals that weren’t named in the law to avoid being illegal, creating a game of cat and mouse.

According to CBS News, more than 11,400 people attended the emergency room in 2010 due to the effects of the drug. In 2015, the number of bad reaction reports to US Poison Control centers has tripled since the year before.

School’s should update their health books and have a new section written about spice teaching the youth more about its dangers and long term health effects.Spice is a dangerous drug. It is not safe. It is not legal weed. It can and will kill/severely harm the majority of its users. Spread this information to friends and families to help end the rising use and popularity of this drug.

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