Synthetic Cannabinoids

By Melissa Field and Jaiden Schmidt

What is Spice?

Spice is essentially the same as marijuana except for the fact that Spice includes man-made chemicals. The effects of Spice is different and a lot stronger but very unpredictable.

Street Names

  • K2
  • Fake Weed
  • Bliss
  • Black Mamba
  • Bombay Blue
  • Genie
  • Zohai
  • Yucatan Fire
  • Skunk
  • Moon Rocks

What are the effects?

There's no real way to describe the general effects overall, since there are different kinds that all have different effects, also depending on the dosages. Most only exhibit the typical effects of actual cannabis when used at appropriate dosages, but they're potent drugs capable of causing clinical intoxication and even death when used inappropriately.

can you get addicted? what problems can occur?

Yes you can. A user who consumed 3 grams of "Spice Gold" every day for several months showed withdrawal symptoms similar to withdrawals from narcotic use. Doctors him also found that his use showed signs associated with addiction. Another user, who previously suffered from cannabis-induced recurrent psychotic episodes, suffered reactivation of those symptoms after using the drug.

How is Spice used in Medicine?

Funny question. It isn't.

How is this drug administered?

What's The Deal With Synthetic Weed?

Lasting Effects?

Most of the side effects from using synthetic cannabis are short term. Although, there are still some long term effects that include mental issues, mild perception changes, depression, anxiety, irritability, and of course death.

What does the law say?

The state creates laws banning the chemicals in Spice only for the manufacturers to change the formulas inside to side-step the laws. This allows Synthetic Cannabis to be sold anywhere.

where can someone go for help?

It would be smart to first go to a doctor and ask them where you can get help. They can recommend rehab centers and other local places to help.


K2 Song by KidSeeza