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What is Synthetic Marijuana or K2?

Know the Signs:

  • Appearing dizzy and having trouble walking
  • Rapid heart rate, vomiting, agitation and confusion
  • Paranoia, panic attacks and giddiness
  • Hallucinations
  • Over-stimulation of the central nervous system

Image of K2 Spice Synthetic MarijuanaSynthetic Marijuana, also known as K2, can be produced using chemical compounds called JWH-018, JWH-073, JWH-200 and CP-47,497. These compounds are structured similar to THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, and can be sprayed onto varying mixtures of dried herbs, flowers and tobacco leaves. The most common consumption method is smoking.

What Harm Does Synthetic Marijuana or K2 Cause?

Gateway has observed very early evidence in treating synthetic marijuana/K2 abuse that shows potential for synthetic marijuana dependence. K2 can induce a limitless high the more a user smokes. Its effects can be up to 10 times more intense than marijuana.

*Photos courtesy of the DEA

Get Life Back on Track

If you or someone you know is struggling with Bath Salts, K2/Spice, synthetic drugs or other forms of substance abuse, Gateway Treatment Centers can help.

For more information about Gateway treatment programs, or our free, confidential consultation, call our 24-hour helpline at .