Over 100 different synthetic cannabinoids have been identified. When K2/spice is inhaled, it attaches to proteins in the body known as cannabinoid receptors. This causes a "high." But K2/spice binds to these receptors much better than the chemicals naturally found in cannabis. This can lead to serious side effects.
Some people smoke K2/spice to get high. Smoking K2/spice can cause harmful side effects, including death. There is no good scientific evidence to support any use.
Due to serious safety concerns, synthetic cannabinoids are banned in many states. Despite this, new synthetic cannabinoids continue to be developed. Some CBD and cannabis products have been found to be contaminated with synthetic cannabinoids. Don't confuse K2/spice with natural cannabinoids, including CBD, Cannabichromene (CBC), Cannabidivarin (CBDV), Cannabigerol (CBG), Cannabinol (CBN), and Tetrahydrocannabivarin (THCV). Also don't confuse it with cannabis or hemp. These are not the same.
Uses & Effectiveness
We currently have no information for K2/SPICE overview.
Special Precautions and Warnings
Pregnancy and breast-feeding: K2/spice is unsafe when used during pregnancy and breast-feeding. K2/spice has many harmful side effects. It might interfere with fertility and the growth of the fetus during pregnancy.
Heart disease: K2/spice might increase the chance for heart attacks and death in people with heart disease. Avoid use.
Kidney disease: K2/spice might harm the kidneys in people with kidney disease. Avoid use.
Schizophrenia: K2/spice might increase the chance for agitation, hallucinations, and other symptoms of schizophrenia in people with schizophrenia. Avoid use.
Seizure disorders: K2/spice might cause more seizures in people with seizure disorders such as epilepsy. Avoid use.
Medications used to prevent seizures (Anticonvulsants) interacts with K2/SPICE
K2/spice may increase the risk of seizures. Therefore, taking K2/spice may decrease the effects of medications used to prevent seizures. This might increase the risk of seizures.
Medications that can cause an irregular heartbeat (QT interval-prolonging drugs) interacts with K2/SPICE
K2/spice might affect electrical currents in the heart. This can increase the risk of having an irregular heartbeat. Some medications can have this same effect. Taking K2/spice with these medications might increase the risk for a serious heart issue.
Be cautious with this combination
Some people smoke K2/spice to get high. Smoking K2/spice can cause harmful side effects, including death.
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