7 doctors weighed in:

What is "spice" found in smoke shops? I know it is a synthesized cannabinoid, but that's it.

7 doctors weighed in
4 doctors agree

In brief: Synthetic Cannibis

"spice" is the generic name for synthetic cannibis.
Originally marketed as a legal alternative to marijuana testing has since shown that they contain synthetic cannabinoids. They produce a high like marijuana though more psychogenic. The dea and most states made these products illegal. These drugs may induce a more psychogenic experience than marijuana with a higher risk of physical addiction.

In brief: Synthetic Cannibis

"spice" is the generic name for synthetic cannibis.
Originally marketed as a legal alternative to marijuana testing has since shown that they contain synthetic cannabinoids. They produce a high like marijuana though more psychogenic. The dea and most states made these products illegal. These drugs may induce a more psychogenic experience than marijuana with a higher risk of physical addiction.
Dr. Francis Cannizzo
Dr. Francis Cannizzo
Thank
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: Can be bad stuff

And that it is wayyyyyy more dangerous than natural cannabis, which can itself cause problems in some people.
Spice and k2 have much more variability in dose, even between puffs of the same stuff, and sometimes people hit hot-spots with very high dose, and psychosis, hallucinations, delirium and even death have been reported, especially but not only in naive users. Stay away from it!

In brief: Can be bad stuff

And that it is wayyyyyy more dangerous than natural cannabis, which can itself cause problems in some people.
Spice and k2 have much more variability in dose, even between puffs of the same stuff, and sometimes people hit hot-spots with very high dose, and psychosis, hallucinations, delirium and even death have been reported, especially but not only in naive users. Stay away from it!
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Thank
1 comment
Dr. Pamela Pappas
have seen extreme violence and fear in some users of "spice."
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Board Certified, Neurology
48 years in practice
55M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors