Why synthetic marijuana can be dangerous

In a great number of nations, synthetic marijuana, which is also referred to as fake weed, Spice, Yucatan Fire, JWH-018, Moon Rocks, and etc., is usually thought to be a very affordable version of natural cannabis. This is far from the fact in the majority of products. According to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), there are currently over 400 different kinds of synthetic marijuana on the black market. Numerous of individuals around the globe are purchasing it in order to obtain the same reaction attained from real cannabis–without having to pay big sums. What these users don’t know is that serious internal and external matters might arise from utilizing it, at any moment in time. The industry is not regulated by the FDA, and there is little to no quality control or industry standards. The packages, hidden under the eye-catching graphics and bright colors, says “Not made for human consumption” in small, unremarkable lettering.


The effects of synthetic marijuana can be very toxic. The extensive chemical profiles of these “designer” OTC (over the counter) drugs can cause many different types of symptoms, such as tremors, paranoia, hallucinations, vomiting, seizures, agitation, hypokalemia, tachycardia, kidney damage, stroke, cardiac issues, chest pains, brain damage, and death. The deaths and serious side effects have lead to “spice” and related synthetics being outlawed in many different states and countries.


According to the creator of synthetic marijuana, John W. Huffman, people who go ahead and try his creation are complete idiots, as it can only help in increasing one’s health risks. Even with Mr. Huffman coming out in public and stated this statement, the number of synthetic marijuana users is augmenting at fast pace, and so are the overdoses. Yes, a lot of individuals, especially young people, are overdosing to synthetic marijuana. The statistics are quite shocking, which is one of the major reasons why more schools in this nation are stepping up to the plate and notifying students about the dangers there are when one opts to consume this drug.


The naming conventions are definitely very misleading. Many individuals end up linking the word synthetic to the word fake; therefore, they believe that there is less health risks involved with this drug, but as you can already conclude, that is not the case at all. Spice is something you use in almost every meal. K2, another brand name, inspires visions of epic ski trips and getting “higher” Trust us, this stuff does not get you high in the way your are looking for. Stick to real weed. While natural cannabis makes people funny, mellow, and interactive, synthetic marijuana makes individuals agitated, sweaty, and angry. And according to several studies, one’s internal system just doesn’t know how to deactivate synthetic substances. Synthetic cannabis is usually made in China, India, and the Middle East in underground labs that do not have quality control or sanitation in the manufacturing process. The makers of it generally take a random herb and then they end up spraying it with cannabinoid. The makers don’t really care about who purchases it from them, as they only care about making a considerable profit. You could be smoking harmful pesticide-grown tree root that has simply been sprayed with synthetic weed.


Every couple of months, new kinds of synthetic cannabis enter the black market and keep alluring more individuals. It doesn’t appear that it is going to come to a halt any time soon, unless natural cannabis is legalized. Even John W. Huffman, who worked for the National Institute for Drug Abuse while creating synthetic cannabis, has called for legalization of real, naturally grown marijuana.

Author: Justin Meerkat

Cannabis Entrepreneur & Cofounder GetHigh.com | Follow @justinmeerkat on Instagram

Justin Meerkat

Cannabis Entrepreneur & Cofounder GetHigh.com | Follow @justinmeerkat on Instagram

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