“Fake weed”, also called “K2” or “Spice” among countless brand and street names all refer to synthetic cannabis, a class of man-made drugs with similar effects to naturally-derived cannabis. These products are available in liquid form for vaping as well as in plant material spray-coated with the active ingredients.1,2
There is a lot of misinformation regarding synthetic cannabis’s safety and legality, which may potentially make it more dangerous in typical use cases. Below we’ll look into why fake weed is neither safer nor legal. You can get in touch with Dallas Drug Treatment Centers to learn more about treatment options for synthetic cannabis and other widely misused substances.
While synthetic cannabis acts on the body in a way very similar to natural cannabis, the way it’s typically made, sold, and consumed can make it much risker to use.3,4,5 Reasons to completely avoid synthetic cannabis products include the following:1,3,4,5,6,7,8,9
If someone selling you fake weed tells you it’s legal, chances are that it isn’t.1,2 Though they may have been legal decades ago, state and federal legislation and guidelines introduced at the beginning of the 2010s have largely made synthetic cannabis a controlled substance. In any case, legality will not detract from the very real risks outlined above.
Synthetic cannabinoids can be habit-forming and may cause psychiatric issues or worsen preexisting ones.3,4,5,6,7,8,9 If you’re in North Texas, you can call Dallas Drug Treatment Centers +1(214) 935-2287 to discuss treatment options for synthetic cannabis in and around the Dallas-Fort Worth area.