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What are the street names/slang terms for K2-Spice?
Spice, K2, Blaze, Red X Dawn, Bilss, Black Mamba, Bombay Blue, Fake Weed, Genie, Spice, Zoh.
What is K2-Spice?
K2 or "Spice" is a mixture of herbs and spices that is typically sprayed with a synthetic compound chemically similar to THC, the psychoactive ingredients in marijuan. The 5 primary research chemicals that mimic THC, are JWH-018, JWH-073, JWH-200, CP-47,497, and cannabicyclohexanol.
What does it look like?
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.
How is it used?
K2 products are usually smoked in joints or pipes, but some users make it into a tea.
What are its short-term effects?
Short-term effects of K2-Spice include psychological effects similar to those of marijuana and include paranoia, panic attacks, and giddiness. Physiological effects of K2 include increased heart rate and increase of blood pressure.
What are its long-term effects?
K2-Spice appears to be stored in the body for long periods of time, and therefore the long-term effects on humans are not fully known.
What is its federal classification?
On November 24, 2010, the DEA notified the public through the Federal Register of their intent to temporarily control five synthetic cannabinoid chemicals found in so-called “fake pot” products such as K2 and Spice. Those chemicals are: 1-pentyl-3-(1-naphthoyl)indole (JWH-018); 1-butyl-3-(1-naphthoyl)indole (JWH-073); 1-[2-(4- morpholinyl)ethyl]-3-(1-naphthoyl)indole (JWH-200); 5-(1,1- dimethylheptyl)-2-[(1R,3S)-3-hydroxycyclohexyl]-phenol (CP-47,497); and 5-(1,1-dimethyloctyl)-2-[(1R,3S)-3-hydroxycyclohexyl]-phenol (cannabicyclohexanol; CP-47,497 C8 homologue).
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) www.dea.gov