K2 is a mix of spices and herbs typically sprinkled with a synthetic compound that chemically resembles THC, psychoactive ingredients found in marijuana. The chemical compounds include JWH-018, JWH-073, HU-210, and HU-211. K2 is commonly acquired in tobacco shops, head shops, different retail outlets, and on the Internet. It’s usually marketed as “fake weed” or incense. Purchasing online can be dangerous as it is not known where the K2 products come from and what chemical amount is on organic material.
K2 is also known as Spice, Bilss, Bombay Blue, Black Mamba, Fake Weed, Spice, Genie, and Zohai. This drug is often sold in small and silvery plastic packages of dried leaves and sold as incense, which can be smoked. They say it is similar to potpourri. In fact, K2 products are typically smoked in pipes or joints, but some Spice users add it into tea.
Psychological effects are the same as those of marijuana as also include panic attacks, paranoia, and giddiness. Moreover, physiological effects of this drug mixture include increase of blood pressure as well as increased heart rate. Many effects of using K2 coincides with marijuana.
It is stored in your body system for a long period of time, and thus the long-term effects are not completely researched. There are no reported deaths by K2 overdosing yet, but as it has been already mentioned its effects are not checked yet in full.
Manufacturers of the product aren’t regulated and are typically unknown as these products are bought via the Internet whether retail or wholesale. Some web sites selling the product are located in China. Some K2 products may include an herb known as damiana that is native to the Caribbean, Central America, and Mexico.
In the USA, the manufacture, possession, distribution, importation, as well as exportation of the synthetic cannabinoids cause criminal, administrative and civil penalties.