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Spice, K2, Smacked (A.K.A. Synthetic Marijuana)

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What is it?

It is a mixture of leaves and spices that are sprayed with chemicals that people use, expecting to have the same effect as marijuana.  Use of these substances is reported as being a dangerous high often causing immediate health problems.

 

What does it look like?

It looks similar to marijuana (dried brown/green leaves) and may look like potpourri or in a solid form like a dark ball of resin. It is often sold in small colorful foil packets in a variety of flavors and marketed as "herbal incense" or potpourri with a warning that it is not for human consumption.

How is it used?

Usually it is smoked in joints or pipes and sometimes brewed into a tea.

What can be the symptoms of use?

It can cause vomiting, tremors, seizures, numbness, pale appearance, blood shot eyes, increased heart rate and increase of blood pressure. It can also cause severe agitation, paranoia, panic attacks, and hallucinations.

What are some street/commercial names for it?

Spice, K2, Smacked, Yucatan Fire, Bombay Blue, Blaze, Skunk, Liberty Incense, Black Mamba, Fake Weed, Genie, Bliss and Solid Resin Smoke

Where does it come from?

The variety of synthetic drugs used to maked these products are now illegal, but it continues to be sold as herbal incense, herbal smoking blends or potpourri in head shops, gas stations, on the internet and tattoo parlors. Please inform your local law enforcement agency if you see this product.

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