One of the biggest harms of K2 is that teens believe that it is safe.
It is a mixture of herbs and spices applied with a synthetic chemical compound (psychotropic drug JWH- 018, JWH-073, HU-210 or chemically altered versions of these compounds) similar to THC, the active ingredient in marijuana.
None of these chemicals are safe for human consumption. JWH-018 is a chemical fertilizer that can cause the negative effects of marijuana at much lower dosages, JWH-073 has been listed by the Drug Enforcement Administration as a chemical concern and HU-210 has been found to be between 100 to 800 times more potent than THC, the main active chemical in marijuana.
What are other names for it?
Spice, K-2 spice, Wicked, K-2 summit, Genie, Zohai, Zoh, Blaze, Red X Dawn, Bliss, Black Mamba, Bombay Blue, Fake Weed, K2 Ultra, K2 Summit, K2 Summit 2.0, K2 Sex, K2 Amperage, K2 Blonde, K2 Blue, K2 Strawberry Rush, K2 Platinum, K2 Avalanche, K2 Citron, K2 Melon, K2 Grape Rush, K2 Standard, K2 Kratom, Outer Limits, Mad Hatter, Barely Legal, Diesel, K2 Role Play e-Liquid, K2 Code Red e-Liquid, K2 42 Degrees e-Liquid, Spicester Summit, Spicester Blue, Spicester Citron, Spicester Blonde, Spicester Pink, Spicester Solid Sex, Spicester Thai Dream Kratom and more.
What does it do?
It creates a distinct high, very euphoric, and almost mimics the high of marijuana.
What are its short term effects?
What are the symptoms?
- Hallucinations (can be intense)
- Severe agitation
- Elevated heart rate (tachycardia—in the range of 110-150 beats/minute)
- Elevated blood pressure (in the 140-160/100-110 range)
- Tremors and seizures (central nervous system)
- Numbness and tingling
- Pale appearance
Is it harmful?
It is dangerous and addictive. JWH 018 and its cousins have a chemical structure shared with known cancer-causing agents. These agents bind much more tightly to the body’s cannabinoid receptors than THC does. Teenagers have committed suicide and murder after ingesting these drugs.
How much does it cost?
It sells for approximately $30-40 per three gram bag, which is comparable in cost to marijuana.
What if I have concerns about someone smoking “Spice” or other similar products?
Take individual to the emergency room or the nearest hospital