Spice or Designer Marijuana is turning out to be one of the most popular artificial drugs on the market. The drug is usually a mixture of several herbs that produce the same ‘high’ as that of natural marijuana. The drug is marketed under several brand names and is available in the form of sealed silver sachets. On opening, a mix of plant matter is seen but the psychotropic effects of the mixture are mainly due to artificial or synthetic compounds that are added to the plant matter.
Is Spice Safe?
As we’ve already stated, Spice is a mixture of synthetic ingredients that mimic the action of marijuana. Marijuana gets its hallucinogenic property from the chemical known as THC. THC can be manufactured synthetically but it has not been tested on humans. Furthermore, Spice makers use a mix of different compounds that work the same way as THC but have several dangerous side effects.
Users have reported high blood pressure, vomiting, dizziness, nausea, hallucinations, severe anxiety and heart attacks. A few deaths have also been associated with Spice use. You should also know that Spice manufacturers do not follow a set recipe for making the synthetic compounds coated on to the Spice herbal mixture. As a result, Spice may react differently with different people. Similarly, manufacturing variations may also cause different health risks. Chemical impurities in the mix could also carry an additional risk of fatalities due to poisoning.
So How Much Spice Can You Take?
We cannot recommend a particular Spice drug dose due to the risks mentioned above. We would recommend that you do not take the drug at all. Very little is known about the long term effects of Spice and damage to the human body is possible. In case you experience side effects like palpitations, agitation, anxiety, excessive sweating, increased blood pressure, dizziness, hallucinations, paranoia, and seizures; get medical assistance immediately.
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