Posts Tagged ‘THC cannabis’
Spice, Wicked XXX, and K2 are popular brands of synthetic cannabis (marijuana), an herbal and chemical product that mimics the effects of cannabis. Synthetic cannabis has become very popular with teenagers, mainly due to the fact that is easy to get. Teens can get the products online, it is also sold in head shops as an incense or “herbal smoking blend”. It even comes in flavors like blueberry and strawberry. Synthetic cannabis does not produce positive results in drug tests for cannabis, it acts differently than THC. The labels don’t say what is in it, since the product is sold as incense, it’s not regulated like a food or drug, so manufacturer could put anything they want in it. It has never been tested in humans, however there are reports of people having heart rates around 150 and blood pressure shooting up to 200 over 100. The DEA is makeing products like K2 and Spice a Schedule I controlled substances (illegal drugs with no permitted medical use), the new regulation will be effective after a mandatory 30-day waiting period.