Negative effects of Spice and synthetic weed (INFOGRAPHIC)
Synthetic marijuana is only called a “legal and safe high”. But, in reality, it binds to the cannabinoid receptors with a much higher potency and creates up to ten times stronger effects. REMEMBER THIS: Smoking Spice can be risky and dangerous to your health. The severity of side effects depends on which synthetic cannabinoids you take, the route of administration and how much/how often you ingest.
Psychological Spice effects
Although you have heard many positive experiences when using Spice, Statistics from ER admissions and Poison Control Centers give a paint a different picture. Commonly experienced dangerous Spice effects include:
- emotional detachment
- intense fear
- psychotic episodes
- suicidal thoughts
Physical Spice effects
One physical effect that Spice does not produce, and which is almost always present with natural marijuana is the increased feeling of hunger. Not only does Spice not give you the “munchies”, but users usually report a lack of hunger. Other physical effects from Spice include:
- dry mouth
- increased heartbeat
- red eyes
- uncontrollable body movement
There are some serious adverse effects that occur as a result of Spice use. You should seek immediate medical help if you or someone close to you displays any of the following:
- damage to the heart
- heart attacks
- kidney failure
- overdose: Can you really overdose on Spice?
- temporary paralysis of motor skills
- reduced blood flow to the heart
- weakened immune system
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