• Synthetic Cannabinoids have also been used recreationally because they are inexpensive and are typically not revealed by the standard marijuana Drug tests
  • Synthetic Cannabinoids are typically not identified by the standard marijuana Drug tests including the immunoassay test emit
  • Spice is also replacing other illegal Drugs among those whose careers or liberty depend on clearing a Drug screening test
  • K2 and Spice are names used to describe a group of Drugs known as Synthetic lab made Cannabinoids
  • Synthetic Cannabinoids began to be used for recreational Drug use in an attempt to get similar effects to cannabis
  • Synthetic Cannabinoids are plant material that's been sprayed with an active Drug
  • Synthetic Cannabinoids are part of a group of Drugs called new psychoactive substances nps
  • Use of the term Synthetic marijuana to describe products containing Synthetic Cannabinoids is controversial and
  • Synthetic cannabinoid users report some effects similar to those produced by marijuana
  • The most common way to use Synthetic Cannabinoids is to smoke the dried plant material
  • A very small dose of Synthetic Cannabinoids is used moreover
  • Up to 4% of people have used Synthetic cannabinoid Drugs
  • The most common way people use these Drugs is to roll the dried plants into joints or put them into pipes and smoke them like traditional marijuana
  • It is important to remember that chemicals are often being changed as the makers of Spice often alter them to avoid Drug laws
  • These Synthetic Drugs were originally designed by scientists to use in research
  • Enterprising Drug manufacturers used the directions to make illicit Drugs they could sell
  • Since the discovery of the use of Synthetic Cannabinoids for recreational use in 2008
  • People who have used Synthetic Cannabinoids and have been taken to emergency rooms have shown severe effects including
  • Some of the names of Synthetic Cannabinoids synthesized for recreational use were given names to help market the products
  • The Drug enforcement administration has made many of the active chemicals  found in Spice illegal
  • So what exactly are these Drugs made of and why do they cause such violent reactions
  • It is important to protect your own mental health and not put yourself in situations where Drugs are being used
  • Use of these Drugs is associated with a rising number of deaths
  • He says that by the time Drug enforcement officials figure out what chemical is in a Drug and get regulations passed
  • It is often called Synthetic marijuana or fake weed because some of the chemicals in it are similar to ones in marijuana
  • The Synthetic Cannabinoids found being used for recreational use did not have any documented therapeutic effects
  • Drug dealers got smart and started to figure out that you could make a very small change to the chemical structure
  • So there is a lot of research to try and identify the major urinary metabolites that could be used as markers of Synthetic cannabinoid intake
  • Because the chemical composition of many Synthetic cannabinoid products is unknown and may change from batch to batch
  • Synthetic cannabinoid products are often labeled not for human consumption
  • There are many chemicals that remain unidentified in products sold as Spice and it is therefore not clear how they may affect the user
  • People who use Synthetic cannabinoid report some effects similar to those produced by marijuana
  • The latest anti Drug law version 468 2009 valid since january 2010 does not mention active compounds of Spice
  • The first Synthetic cannabinoid which reacts with the body in the same way as cannabis was identified on the recreational Drug market
  • A further 15 cannabinoid compounds have been detected as ingredients of Synthetic cannabis mimicking blends in new zealand and banned as temporary class Drugs
  • User reports and the effects experienced by patients seeking medical care after taking Synthetic Cannabinoids have been published
  • People who use Spice may also face a range of withdrawal symptoms
  • Precisely how you feel after smoking Spice will likely depend on the specific combination of chemicals used and
  • Each of the many different Synthetic Cannabinoids can have different effects
  • 2018 a surge in dangerous side effects and overdoses has put the spotlight on cannabinoid Drugs that go by names like k2
  • Researchers still don't know what long term effects these Drugs might have
  • People who use Spice a lot may have  withdrawal  symptoms if they try to quit
  • Aminoalkylindoles are considered to be the most common Synthetic Cannabinoids found in Synthetic cannabinoid blends
  • Since 2016 Synthetic Cannabinoids are the most common new psychoactive substances to be reported
  • A large and complex variety of Synthetic Cannabinoids are designed in an attempt to avoid legal restrictions on cannabis
  • Jwh 018 and many of the herbs mentioned on the ingredient lists of Spice and similar preparations were made illegal in may 2009
  • These Drugs produce effects similar to marijuana
  • After the first confirmed lethal case from the use of legal Drugs in late 2013
  • 63 of the patients reported Synthetic cannabinoid use
  • The uk continued to ban new Synthetic Cannabinoids as they came to market but they were typically replaced instantly by novel alternatives
  • Sellers of the Drug try to lead people to believe it is natural and therefore harmless
  • The western australian government banned all of the Synthetic Cannabinoids found in already existing products
  • Calls to poison control centers due to Synthetic cannabinoid use jumped by 240 percent
  • Parliament significantly increased the number of temporarily banned substances used in Spice and similar preparations
  • Many of them also use other Drugs
  • There are several hundred known Synthetic Cannabinoids and new ones are relatively easy to concoct
  • The department of public health released that they believe 5f adb was the primary cause of the cluster of patients with these adverse Drug reactions
  • That bans entire families of Synthetic Drugs instead of only banning existing compounds that have been identified
  • Because the chemicals used in Spice have a high potential for abuse and no medical benefit
  • Found 11 different Synthetic cannabinoid ingredients used
  • Products containing Synthetic Cannabinoids are really quite different
  • Which classified many of the active ingredients in these products as schedule i Drugs the same category as heroin and ecstasy
  • The pre Spice mass had accumulated enough water and organic matter from the little makers
  • I see you do much working with the Spice
  • These groups are much more likely to report high rates of Drug dependency
  • We still do not know all the ways Spice may affect a person’s health or how toxic it may be
  • The same Drug can be totally different depending on when you buy it
  • It banned Synthetic compounds commonly found in Synthetic marijuana
  • Recalled to the washington post the first time he heard about the Drug
  • Nps are unregulated mind altering substances that have become newly available on the market and are intended to produce the same effects as illegal Drugs
  • The first reports of these Drugs appeared in the united states
  • Most clandestine manufacturers and producers only make small changes to the structure of a Synthetic cannabinoid
  • They are often called Synthetic marijuana
  • Prolonged marijuana use can affect a young person's developing brain and lead to problems with memory
  • There are numerous reports of people having heart attacks and strokes and even dying after taking the Drug
  • Two patients experienced difficulty speaking and weakness across one half of their body shortly after smoking Spice
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  • That’s why it’s important to look beyond the dehumanizing zombie accusations you’ll see in the press and try to understand people’s motivations for using Spice
  • The people who are manufacturing it have already stopped making it and started making another Drug
  • Dependence means that you need to keep taking the Drug to avoid withdrawal symptoms like headaches
  • The specific type of chemical in the mixture is less important than how much chemical there is compared to what has been put in to provide bulk
  • You can totally understand why somebody in tough circumstances may see appeal in such a Drug
  • But it's hard to know how much of the Drug it takes to overdose
  • More than two thousand Spice consumers in russia sought medical attention
  • I can’t even explain what it was like
  • Are at risk of mental health issues from their use
  • These products are likely to contain substances that cause dramatically different effects than the user might expect
  • The work involved creating Synthetic compounds that acted in a similar way
  • People searching for a marijuana like high would follow his recipes and methods
  • A family of herbal mixtures that produce effects similar to that of marijuana
  • There are signs that it could be even more extreme when using Synthetic cannabis
  • Which are often found in Synthetic cannabis mimics
  • Although the consequences of long term regular use are not well defined
  • Its effects are sometimes very different from marijuana
  • Which may mean a lengthy amount of time in care — particularly if in the patient is suffering from schizophrenia
  • They are not safe and may affect the brain much more powerfully than marijuana their actual effects can be unpredictable and
  • You don’t know what you’re putting into your body—or what those unknown ingredients can do once they get inside you
  • These two factors make it difficult for scientists and even users themselves to give an accurate description or profile
  • An interim ban made a large list of product brands and Synthetic substances illegal to sell anywhere in australia
  • Usually the chemicals are sprayed onto plant materials to make them look like marijuana
  • Its users struggle to find specific treatment or treatment programs to get themselves clean
  • If you don’t know what it’s made of
  • This means they can’t stop using it even when they really want to and even after it causes terrible consequences to their health and other parts of their lives
  • But a wide range of laboratory made chemicals designed to mimic the effects of the well known psychoactive compound in marijuana called thc
  • Because the chemicals used in them have no medical benefit and a high potential for abuse
  • Addiction and acts of violence as a result of regular use tend to be among prisoners and homeless people
  • Have likely contributed to their use among young people
  • Because they can contain many different active ingredients
  • Which could lead to much stronger effects
  • It's like life—it presents a different face each time you take it
  • Labels also often claim that they contain natural material taken from a variety of plants
  • Some states have made it a crime to try to get around the law with this claim
  • Treatment for addiction takes many forms and depends on the needs of the individual
  • There were almost one hundred overdose cases reported over two days in new haven
  • And you need to take more and more of it to have the same effects
  • Each product can contain one chemical or a cocktail of different chemicals
  • The people who make these products try to avoid these laws by using different chemicals in their mixtures
  • Sometimes it feels like you're the only one who doesn't know—but your friends often have the same questions as you
  • You will find information and resources related to evidence based treatment models
  • Some of these substances may have been around for years but have reentered the market in altered chemical forms
  • Its effects are well known and you cannot kill yourself with it
  • Instead of trying to focus on specific chemicals
  • Has also reported a sharp rise in visits to emergency rooms and calls to poison control centers across america
  • But it's been hard for law enforcement to go after everyone who sells these products especially when many of them are street dealers or online sellers



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