Just Say Know To Spice

By Jacob Roberts, Ben Allen and Jackson Rand


  • What is spice?

Man-made mind-altering drugs that can affect the brain more than marijuana and can --be life-threatening

  • Is it used for medicine?

K2 is not used for medicinal purposes

  • How does spice interact with other medications?

There are many effects of spice to the body, and depending on what other medicine the user is taking at the time, the interaction between the unknown medicine and spice cannot be determined

  • How does spice get into the body?

Spice gets into the body through smoking a joint or by making it into tea and drinking it

What are the physical effects?

Some physical effects include seizures and tremors, coma and unconsciousness, vomiting, hallucinations and paranoia, numbness and tingling, very high blood pressure -and heart rate, anxiety and panic attacks, threatening behavior and aggression, terrible -headaches and inability to speak.

  • What are the psychological effects?

Spice has been know to cause hallucinations and paranoia

  • Short term effects vs. long term effects?

Short term effects include increased agitation, pale skin, seizures, vomiting, profuse sweating, uncontrolled / spastic body movements, elevated blood pressure, heart rate and palpitations. Long term effects are unknown and could be very bad.

  • How long do the effects last?

The effects last anywhere from 1-8 hours

  • Is there a tolerance to spice?

With anything you can build up a tolerance, this goes for spice as well.

  • Are there withdraws?

Since spice is addictive there will always be withdraws.

  • Can one overdose?

In two years there have been over 4,000 cases collected by the Poison Control Center of -cases where overdose occurred.

  • Are there laws on this substance?

In the U.S. spice or K2 is illegal

  • If addicted, where do you go?

Call 1-800-775-8750 or go to http://www.narconon.org/get-help/

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