K2 Spice (Synthetic Marijuana)

K2 or Spice is a mixture of herbs, spices or shredded plant material that is typically sprayed with a synthetic compound chemically similar to THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana.

K2 is typically sold in small, silvery plastic bags of dried leaves and marketed as incense that can be smoked. It is said to resemble potpourri.

Side effects include:

  • Increased agitation
  • Pale skin
  • Seizures
  • Vomiting
  • Profuse sweating, uncontrolled / spastic body movements
  • Elevated blood pressure
  • Heart rate and palpitations

The onset of this drug is 3-5 minutes, and the duration of the high is 1-8 hours.In addition to physical signs of use, users may experience: dysphasia, severe paranoia, delusions and hallucinations.