WHAT IS IT?
K2, or Spice, is a synthetic version of marijuana that mimics THC, the active ingredient in marijuana. K2 is a mixture of plant material sprayed with synthetic psychoactive chemicals. Synthetic marijuana often looks like potpourri and typically is marked or labeled, “not for human consumption.”
Bliss, Black Mamba, Blaze, Bombay Blue, Fake Weed, Legal Weed, Genie, Zohai, Red X, Dawn Scooby Skunk, Snax
HOW IT IS TAKEN
It is smoked using “joints”, pipes, E-cigarettes, as a tea
HOW DOES IT AFFECT THE BODY?
- Paranoia, anxiety, panic attacks, hallucinations, and giddiness
- Increase in heart rate and blood pressure
- Convulsions, organ damage, or death
NIDA has provided an easy to read website that breaks down types of drugs, affects on the brain and body, prevention, treatment and recovery. This websites provides basic information with links for those who may be interested in learning more. Follow the link below to find the easy to read drug facts.
Marijuana use is on the rise in young adults, but prescription opioid misuse has significantly decreased in that same age group. Read the article to find out more about the current treads among young adults.