K2 and Spice Addiction
Synthetic cannabis, also known as K2 or Spice, is very similar to regular marijuana; besides the way it is made of course. The most common compounds found in K2 or Spice include HU-210, CP 47,497 and oleamide. These are all compounds made in a laboratory that copy the compounds in marijuana. These compounds can be quickly changed when one is considered illegal and not allowed to be sold anymore, making the disruption of sales difficult for law enforcement. Synthetic marijuana compounds do not show up on a drug test, since they change so often.
K2 can be smoked like non-synthetic marijuana or baked into food such as brownies. K2 and Spice are commonly sold as incense or potpourri.
However, some of the synthesized compounds in fake marijuana bind much more strongly to THC receptors than regular marijuana, which can lead to a more powerful, unpredictable or dangerous effect. Some synthesized compounds have been noted to be 100 times more potent than the average THC found in marijuana Often, the effects can be stronger than those of natural marijuana due to the synthesized chemicals. Some users report psychotic effects like extreme anxiety, paranoia, and hallucinations.