Cannabis in its natural herbal form can be incredibly healthy and beneficial. However, if you ever smoke synthetic weed, you will immediately be able to tell the difference. Not only does synthetic marijuana produce a terrible high, but it is also incredibly dangerous for teens and adults alike.
Synthetic weed has become increasingly popular among students and teenagers because it can be vaped using the ever popular e-cigarette or vaporizer.
However, what most people don’t know is that Spice or K2, (synthetic weed) causes for serious worry. Spice and K2 are made in a lab to mimic the effects of the THC component in marijuana.
The dried herbs are coated with synthetic cannabinoids created out of over 700 research chemical. Meaning that synthetic weed is anything but all natural ingredients.
However, this high is not the same as the natural high that the body gets from healthy THC. The high from synthetic weed creates agitation, high blood pressure, blurred vision, heart attack, vomiting, seizures, hallucinations, severe anxiety, and paranoia.
Even though synthetic cannabis is illegal for smoking purposes, teenagers can find it under the alias of potpourri, incense, or herbal tobacco. The drug is also sold on the street, with easy access to children and adults.
Recently in Los Angeles, fifteen people were hospitalized after consuming artificial cannabis under the name of K2. The people that were affected were convulsing and were exhibiting side effects that were almost comparable to that of Bath Salts or PCP.
In New York, Governor Cuomo has recently stated that last April, there were over 160 people hospitalized for using synthetic marijuana in just a two-week span.
The reason that this drug is so dangerous is its uncertainty and the mere fact that you do not know what you are inhaling. In reality, the drug is being cut with something that is lethal to try to give you a more intense and stronger high.
The product, however, is not reflecting the effects of cannabis but is a new substance all by itself.
A study by Clemson University shows that K2 and Spice are relatively about ten times more potent than natural herbal cannabis. The effects of this drug mirror the effects of an amphetamine trip, which is why the product is not meant to ingest in the first place.
The health benefits of medicinal and natural marijuana are astounding. However, synthetic weed is cause for worry and shows that anything created in a lab and not a garden, is not worth your time.