5 Facts Every Parent Must Know About Synthetic Drugs

According to the Drug Enforcement Administration Synthetic marijuana (often known as “K2” or “Spice”) is often sold as plant food or herbal incense. Effects of synthetic marijuana include agitation, extreme nervousness, nausea, vomiting, tachycardia (fast, racing heartbeat), elevated blood pressure, tremors and seizures, hallucinations and dilated pupils.

3. Some brands of fake marijuana are undetectable. These fake drugs are falsely labeled as incense, and stamped “not for human consumption” in order for the manufacturer to avoid detection. Common names for these drugs are “Spice,” “K2,” “Blaze,” “Red X Dawn,” “Fake weed,” “Yucatan Fire,” “Skunk,” and “Moon Rocks.”

Zondra Hughes

Deputy Editor, Rolling Out



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