Fact: Wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong. Synthetic marijuana—also known as spice, K2, and fake weed—can be up to 100 times stronger than natural marijuana, and you’ll be hard-pressed to find a spice that’s manufactured safely.
Originally created in a lab as a way to find out how cannabinoids affect the brain, synthetic marijuana has been marketed as a safe, legal version of weed. Once the DEA caught on to its insane side effects—hallucinations, stroke, vomiting, acute psychosis, even death—it banned the substance. Signs and symptoms associated with synthetic cannabinoid toxicity: systematic review. Courts J, Maskill V, Gray A. Australasian psychiatry : bulletin of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists, 2016, Aug.;():1440-1665. But because manufacturers can quickly create versions that are subtly different on a chemical level and then label them “not for human consumption,” synthetic marijuana can slip through the
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