People who use synthetic cannabinoid report some effects similar to those produced by marijuana:
- elevated mood
- altered perception (changes in awareness of objects and conditions)
- psychosis (feeling detached from reality)
People who have had bad reactions to Spice report symptoms like:
- fast heart rate
- throwing up
- extreme anxiety or nervousness
- hallucinations (seeing or hearing things that aren’t there)
- feeling confused
- violent behavior
- suicidal thoughts
In a few cases, it has been linked with heart attacks and death.
We still do not know all the ways Spice may affect a person’s health or how toxic it may be, but it is possible that there may be harmful heavy metal residues in Spice mixtures.