Spice

By: Sabdi S.

Slang Names

K2, fake weed, Bliss, Black Mamba, Bombay Blue, Genie, Zohai, Yucatan Fire, Skunk, and Moon Rocks
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What is Spice?

Spice is a mix of herbs (shredded plant material) and manmade chemicals with mind-altering effects. It is often called “synthetic marijuana” because some of the chemicals in it are similar to ones in marijuana; but its effects are sometimes very different from marijuana, and frequently much stronger.

How is it used?

Most people smoke Spice by rolling it in papers (like with marijuana or handmade tobacco cigarettes); sometimes, it is mixed with marijuana. Some users also make it as an herbal tea for drinking.
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How does it affect you?

Spice can cause brain damage. Studies and recent media reports cite seizures, comas, brain damage, nerve trauma, and in some extreme instances stroke and the loss of motor skills such as speaking, walking and the movement of arms and legs.Smoking spice causes agitation, confusion, hallucinations and vomiting. In some cases, heart attacks and even coma have been reported.

Is it Legal or Illegal?

Unlike other drugs, spice is legal in dozens of states. Is illegal in others states too, but it is illegal in the United States.