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10 Scary Facts About Synthetic Cannabis

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DanaSmith on Friday Jun 16, 2017

10 Scary Facts About Synthetic Cannabis


Synthetic Marijuana Facts That Will Scare You to Death from CannabisNet on Vimeo.


Cannabis comes in many forms both meant to medicate and enjoy. We should be using the plant as nature intended; and advancements in technology have made it easier than ever to consume cannabis in many different ways.


So why do some people still continue to consume cannabis made in a lab? Synthetic cannabis is extremely dangerous. Keep yourself and your loved ones informed and buy from only from licensed dispensaries.


These are the most important facts you need to know about synthetic cannabis:


  1. Synthetic cannabis is NOT the real thing, not even close. The man who developed the original version of synthetic cannabis is John Huffman, who worked as an organic chemistry professor at the Clemson University years ago and named it JWK018. Hoffman named it JWK018, and meant for the stuff to be used for lab animals. In its synthetic form, it can still smell similar to the real thing BUT can be as much as 100 times stronger, leading to its side effects.


  2. Synthetic cannabis is being marketed as legal, natural, and safe. Do not ever believe this. Synthetic cannabinoids were first sold “legally” in Europe as cannabis back in the 2,000’s. It was used by people back then because although its chemical components had similar properties to THC, it couldn’t be detected in drug tests. Despite the side effects, people continued to risk their lives by using it because it goes undetected in drug tests.


  3. Because it contains other toxins, synthetic cannabis has detrimental side effects. These include convulsions, high blood pressure, hallucinations, paranoia, kidney damage, irrational and violent behavior, and in some cases even death. It can also lead to negative long-term effects on the brain, such as chronic psychosis, suicidal tendencies, and prolonged paranoia. Clearly, the physical and mental side effects of taking this drug outweighs the temporary relaxation that it initially provides users.


  4. Synthetic cannabis comes in many names; also known as K2, Mr. Nice Guy, Spice, Mamba, and other “fun” names to appeal to uneducated teenage cannabis consumers. These forms of fake cannabis are sold in convenience stores and even in gas stations around the country.


  5. Without the labels indicating “Spice”, “K2”, or other names that synthetic cannabis goes by, it can be difficult to tell if you’re smoking the real thing or not. Traditionally-made synthetic cannabis looks very much the same as natural cannabis, especially to the untrained eye. Most of its ingredients include dried, chopped herbs and plant parts. It also comes in different colors, including brown, red, cream, and beige depending on the variety. The synthetic cannabinoids are sprayed on the plant material during the manufacturing process.


  6. Some liquid forms, which are becoming more popular because of vaping, contain even more harmful chemicals. Some brands contain synthetic psychedelics such as 2C-P.


  7. The compounds used in creating synthetic cannabis can make it even as much as 800 times more powerful. The compounds are similar to DNA, so depending on what compounds are used it will affects the overall potency (thus fatality) of the drug. It’s created in a lab and manufacturers of synthetic cannabis constantly adjust the genetic analogs and the compounds so you never know what illegal and harmful substances you’re actually ingesting. In fact, nobody really know what herbs are being used to make the fake cannabis. In some cases, certain versions of synthetic cannabis have been found to be laced with embalming fluids and rat poison.

  8. There are many different forms and strains of synthetic cannabis, but all of them are equally harmful. Some are much more dangerous and fatal than others, and they go by different names.


  9. Synthetic cannabis has a stronger addictive property, and with tolerance and dependence comes a significantly increased risk for overdosing and death. Another reason why this is so dangerous is because when users stop using synthetic cannabis, it leads to terrible withdrawal symptoms including irritability, headaches, anxiety, and depression; in turn making it more difficult to quit.


  10. Even in small amounts and with infrequent use, synthetic cannabis can be extremely dangerous. Making sure that you are only getting your medicine from licensed sources and avoiding the black market is the best way to stay safe.



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