Drug Facts Chat Day: K2/ Spice

What is K2/ Spice?

Other names for “Spice” include K2, fake, or “synthetic” marijuana, Yucatan Fire, Skunk, and others. While Spice products are labeled “not for human consumption” they are marketed to people as herbal alternatives to marijuana. Although Spice products do contain dried plant material, chemical analyses of seized Spice mixtures have revealed different things---including the presence of synthetic compounds and potentially harmful heavy metal residues. A variety of mood effects have been described, and patients who have been taken to Poison Control Centers report symptoms that include rapid heart rate, vomiting, agitation, confusion, and hallucinations. For the most recent MTF results, go to https://www.drugabuse.gov/related-topics/trends-statistics/monitoring-future

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