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Synthetic Marijuana Deadlier Than Its Natural Form
Synthetic marijuana, also known by other popular street names, such as K2 or spice, is a rage among the
youth. However, it can cause devastating effects when used in an uncontrolled manner, warn the experts.
Prepared from a combination of synthetic cannabinoids, chemicals and mixtures of herbs, synthetic
marijuana is potentially more dangerous than natural marijuana. It is often marketed as incense that can
be smoked.
Lately, the use of these mind-altering substances has gone up drastically in the United States. Depending
on the dosage and the resilience of the user, the effects of synthetic marijuana on the brain are akin to
that of regular marijuana, which include paranoia, panic attacks and giddiness. But the intensity and
gravity of the effects of synthetic marijuana are far-reaching.
More dangerous than assumed
Often, the effects of
synthetic marijuana
because an addict
tends to behave like a
consuming the drug.
panic attacks, anxiety
associated with acute
paranoia. Most of the
of K2
unpredictable. The
combustible behavior of the users of synthetic marijuana can be attributed to the chemical in spice or K2
that is hundred times more potent than the tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main psychoactive ingredient
present in marijuana.
It is true that the use of regular marijuana can induce psychosis where there is a little delineation from
reality, but use of synthetic marijuana is marked by severe psychosis and uncontrolled behaviors in the
users. The chemicals present in synthetic marijuana are not deemed fit for the human body. Moreover,
the new trend of buying the stuff online, which is beyond the purview of any regulation, prevents the user
from ascertaining the source of the drug and this makes it more dangerous.
Manufacturers outsmart regulators

It is not that regulators, such as the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), have not tried to
intervene and prevent the proliferation of drugs like synthetic marijuana, but the manufacturers often
outsmart regulators and manage to find a way out to flood the market with spurious drugs. When the
DEA highlighted the five compounds found in K2 in 2011 and included them on their list of illegal
substances, the manufacturers tinkered with the chemicals and dodged the regulations with ease. Thus,
newer versions of K2 found their way into the market that are potentially more dangerous than the
previous ones. The newer version of K2 can cause low blood pressure, a slower heart rate, seizures, coma
and kidney ailments.
To clamp down on such massive illegal flouting of regulations by dubious drug manufacturer, efforts have
to pour in from all stakeholders.
Recovery roadmap
Whether it is a normal marijuana addiction or a chronic dependence on drugs like K2 or spice, the longterm effects of drugs are always intimidating. Addiction is a scourge, not only for the addict but also for
each member of the family. However, it is treatable with love and effort from close ones and a willingness
from the addict to go sober.
Hence, if a loved one is grappling with any addiction, you need not despair, because treatment is available
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