SPICE/ K2, SYNTHETIC MARIJUANA

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.”

STREET NAMES

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
  • Addictive
  • Increase in heart rate and blood pressure 
  • Convulsions, organ damage, or death 

Reference: https://www.justthinktwice.gov/drugs/spice-k2-synthetic-marijuana

FENTANYL

WHAT IS IT?

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 50-100 times stronger than morphine. Pharmaceutical fentanyl was developed for pain management treatment of cancer patients, applied in a patch on the skin. Fentanyl is abuse for its powerful opioid properties. Fentanyl is added to heroin to increase its potency. It is also disguised as highly potent heroin where users believe they are purchasing heroin, but are actually purchasing fentanyl. This results in overdose deaths.

STREET NAMES

Apace, China Girl, China Town, China White, Dance Fever, Goodfellas, Great Bear, He-Man, Poison and Tango & Cash

HOW IT IS TAKEN

Clandestine fentanyl is typically injected, or inhaled like heroin.

HOW DOES IT AFFECT THE BODY?

• Intense, short-term high
• Temporary feelings of euphoria
• Slowed respiration and reduced blood pressure
• Nausea
• Fainting
• Seizures
• Death

Reference: https://www.justthinktwice.gov/drug-fact/fentanyl