K2 a common misconception that this will be safe because I can pass a drug test. K2 has been made attractive along with its easy accessibility in local gas stations, head shops, and adult stores.
K2 has been a problem on the rising as well as the popularity of synthetic drugs as a whole. This summer over 70 people who ingested Synthetic Marijuana, became hospitalized in a 24-hour period. The long-term effects that synthetic marijuana has on the mind are life threatening and damaging.
Addicted to K2 or synthetic drugs? Is that even feasible? Many think this is not possible, parents have never heard of it. Society as a whole is finally recognizing the severity of synthetic marijuana. In attempts to buy the lie that this is okay to do, many put their lives and brains in grave danger. Like other mind and mood altering substances, these are highly addictive and dangerous as well.
Where did JWH-018 originate? The most common chemical found in synthetic weed originally was created in a lab by an organic chemist at Clemson University.
What is Synthetic Marijuana? JWH-018 is a compound in Synthetic Marijuana, with studies showing an affinity for the cannabinoid receptor five times greater than that of THC.
Signs of K2 and synthetic usage –
- Psychotic episodes.
- Paranoia increased anxiety and hallucinations – typically much more severe than after smoking marijuana.
- Increased heart rate.
- Uncontrollable body movements.
- Lack of emotional attachment.
Side Effects of K2 & Fake Weed –
Side effects of K2 and synthetic marijuana, you can’t overdose on marijuana but on these compounds you might. Overdosing is, of course, one of the worst potential life threatening things that can happen to anyone from any drug. One of the other things that are starting to take an adverse effect on users is Spice-induced Mania and schizoaffective disorder which is a heartbreaking thing to watch in a loved one.
Treatment for K2 and synthetic drug use –
As with any powerful drug these day’s, it is possible to become addicted to synthetic marijuana. Continual users may experience withdrawal symptoms when trying to stop. Some of the withdrawal symptoms from quitting synthetic marijuana after continued abuse include nausea, diarrhea, anxiety, and cravings.
Overcoming an addiction to synthetic marijuana can be accomplished through targeted behavioral therapies, counseling, and other proven treatments.
More about K2 & Fake Weed –
Fake weed is what it’s most commonly known as advertised as a safe alternative but leaving hundreds hospitalized and some changed forever. K2 and others like it are human-made and chemically altered substances that are sprayed onto dried shredded plant material or smoked as a stable liquid that can be vaporized and inhaled in e-cigarettes and other devices.
Disguised in colorful foil packages with friendly labels and names that make them more appealing to the younger generation. Some examples of names are (Black Mamba, Kush, Joker) to name a few. They are advertised to be safer and have the same effect as Marijuana.
Originally they were so popular because you could not test for them. Synthetic Drugs became very popular within the Military for that reason. The original chemical JWH-018 banned in an attempt to curb this epidemic, but others will continue to create and produce alternatives with different names.
For more information on the local epidemic check out the coverage here!
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