As long as there’s demand, there will always be some miscreant peddling, a cheaper, more accessible, and high, regardless of the danger, it poses to users. A highly demanding psychoactive product since the early 2000s is Synthetic Cannabinoids.
The synthetic Cannabinoid in medical terms has many different terms such as; Cush, and K2. It’s a killer drug that makes you lose control of what you’re doing, what you’re thinking, and it makes you lose control of yourself completely. It is also known as Synthetic Marijuana, another source for getting high with, or without testing dirty in the drug test
Synthetic cannabinoids are used in numerous ways including;
- Consumed via herbal food / tea and swallowed
- Vaped in electronic nicotine delivery devices (e-cigarettes)
- Sprayed onto plant material and smoked
Use of Synthetic Cannabinoids for Botanical Purpose
In terms of its use in botanical purposes, the synthetic cannabinoid is also known as Herbal Incense, which is created when manufacturers spray synthetic cannabinoids onto dried plant matter, usually Damiana leaf or dried Mugwort. The leaf which is smoked serves as a vehicle that holds the drug
The substance intensifies splashed on it are called Synthetic cannabinoids due to their similitude to essential mixes in cannabis. But, the term Synthetic Marijuana” is quite deceiving since these chemicals don’t always act like cannabis. They can contain an unexpected side effect including;
- Violent behavior, & even
- Suicidal thoughts
Also, users can’t be sure what chemicals have been sprayed onto the plant matter, and in what quantity. The herbal incense has been found to contain everything from opioid fentanyl to actual rat poison. Herbal incense is usually considered illegal since it either contains controlled substances or equivalents of controlled substances.
Despite its potential anger, these products can still sometimes be purchased via regular retail channels which often go by brand names like; Spice, K2, Joker, and Scooby snacks. The synthetic cannabinoid manufacturers often package it in colorful bags with printed cartoon characters
On other hand, products made with Synthetic cannabinoid can be toxic, this results in throwing up, rapid heart rate, confusion, agitation, and hallucinations.
How Synthetic Cannabinoid Be as Harmful as Drug? How it Affect Health?
This is only one drug. But multiple synthetic cannabinoid chemicals are made and supplied further. The advanced ones with unidentified health risks get available each year. The Synthetic cannabinoids are well known as it often believed to be legal and safe to use, but it’s not!
The chemicals are termed as; cannabinoids as they work on the same brain cell receptors as THC – tetrahydrocannabinol, the principle dynamic fixing in Marijuana.
Nevertheless, the many known manufactured cannabinoid synthetics and THC are various synthetic substances. Indeed, manufactured cannabinoids may influence the mind in various and erratic manners contrasted with cannabis.
Side Effects of Synthetic Cannabinoids for Health
It can cause;
- severe illness or death
- Affect brain function
Signs and symptoms of Synthetic Cannabinoid include:
- Confusion / concentration problems
- Irritability & Agitation
- Sleepiness and dizziness
- Delusions, psychosis, and violent behavior
Besides, Synthetic cannabinoids can be addictive as well since as many withdrawal symptoms have been found in people who’re were using them for a long time. In case of suddenly quitting synthetic cannabinoids, it can lead to;
- Severe anxiety
- Nausea and vomiting
- Trouble sleeping