Synthetic Cannabinoids - "Spice"
Spice is a relatively new synthetic drug, seen as a way to get potent effects of marijuana. Spice (or synthetic cannabinoids) has no known medical purpose; its use is highly risky from a physical and mental health standpoint. Today, many drug tests test specifically for synthetic cannabinoids such as Spice due to it's growing popularity and high risks.
The following information has been taken from the addiction weblog:
Even though the synthetic cannabinoids found in Spice bind to the same receptors that weed’s tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) does, the effects of Spice can be more potent. Note here that Spice does not contain THC. The most common side effects of Spice include (even at low doses):
· increased blood pressure
· increased heart rate
· heart palpitations
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