While synthetic marijuana is legal in many states, early this year it was officially banned in Ireland, Missouri and Kansas. K2/K3 spice can be purchased as various brands of smoke products in stores in the US, Japan, Europe and other countries. Federal authorities are enforcing new laws on shipments of cannabinoids and K2-based products.
Synthetic marijuana is a highly dangerous and powerful stimulant with serious side effects due to its unknown and unstable chemical composition. Short term effects may include extreme anxiety, paranoia, altered awareness, delusions, and hallucinations. Long term side effects include kidney diseases, heart damage and seizers. K2/K3 spice is extremely addicting and cause physical side effects such as headaches, sweating, tremors, nightmares, and suicidal thoughts.
K2/K3 spice are psychoactive chemicals first synthesized by American chemist John W Huffman (JWH) which are sprayed onto dried plant material. They mimic the effects of THC and Marijuana, and are sold legally in the united states in packets of herbal incense and potpourri. K2/K3 spice has avoided regulations by labeling their packaging as “not safe for human consumption”. It has been classified as a schedule I drug under the Controlled Substances Act, which entails that it has a high potential for addition with no known medical use or benefits.