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What is Synthetic Marijuana or K2?

Synthetic Marijuana - K2/SpiceK2 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 K2 Cause?

Gateway Foundation has observed very early evidence in treating K2 and Spice 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.

K2 Signs & Symptoms
  • 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

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