The Difference between Weed and Spice is Heaven and Hell
This spice is not so nice.
"People who use Spice are idiots."
The name Spice sounds nice enough. What are good girls made of? Sugar and spice and everything nice. To the contrary, when you think of Spice, think of a discount whore with a bad temper.
What is the difference between Spice and Weed then? Ok, let's discuss how spice and weed are as different as heaven and hell.
- Spice is a mixture of man made chemicals. Marijuana is a natural Herb.
- Spice can kill you and Pot cannot.
- Spice can maim you, cause irreversible damage, Pot does not.
- People high on spice do not behave like good citizens. Pot smokers tend to chill.
- Spice is a hard drug, marijuana is not.
- Spice is generally non-medicinal while Medical Marijuana might be the best all round medication on the planet.
"Synthetic cannabinoids fail to produce the effects of cannabis. Marketing around synthetic cannabinoids is misleading and has led consumers to expect that synthetic cannabinoids is like cannabis but they are in for a shock." - Marijuana Doctor
Really Wacky Tabacky
Spice is added to tobacco or "herbs" and smoked just like weed. That is where the similarity ends. The most popular brands sold today are called Spice and K2. Vaping the base synthetic "cannabinoid" liquid is trendy using e-cigarettes, vape pens and hookah pens – especially among students in highschool and university. Be sure that few of these kids graduate anywhere near the top ot the class.
"Synthetic cannabinoids are produced as an oil or a crystalline powder that can easily be sprayed on plant material or any other low cost garbage the manufacturers can get away with to create a product that can be smoked and provide some kind of high." - Spice Addiction and Support
Ever watch a Youtube vid about a person overdoses on spice. These videos are scary, creepy, sad and pathetic. A person stoned on Weed is generally a fine chap who may seem a bit silly. A person stoned on spice can be scary stupid and drop uncontrollably to the floor convulsing like a rubber man having a permanent seizure.
Spice or K2, is known as fake pot, synthetic marijuana, herbal incense and potpourri.
More precisely, spice is a nefarious man made (moron made) mixture of synthetic "cannabinoids" Know as designer drugs, these so-called cannabis analogs are chemically different the natural phytocannabinoids found in the cannabis plant. Spice manufacturers claim it has a marijuana like effect, but this idea conflicts with many reports of disturbing behavioral and toxicity issues.
Why Synthetic Molecules are often Dangerous and Toxic
Right off the get go, a primary issue in any synthetic molecule is that in many cases, these novel molecules do not occur in nature. Your body tries to assimilate them but it can be like putting brandy in your car's gas tank. You don't know what's going to happen, probably something bad, thougth. Similarly the their reaction in the body can be unpredictable and very toxic. Imagine running through a control room of a factory cranking up the dials and turning switches at random. It's frickin madness.
Ok, we're overstating the case somewhat. Yes, some people are having fun with spice and are getting away with it But we say you're really playing with fire here.
When you buy a drug off the street, particularly if it is modified by man, you are taking a chance. You can be taking in literally anything, Chemicals, solvents, pesticides, toxic reaction byproducts. To make spice, real herbs sprayed with a Russian Roulette Mixture of Synthetic Cannabinoids. Popular herb choices include: canavalia maritima, leonotis leonurus, zornia latifolia among others.
In an attempt to get around recent laws Spice manufacturers continue to develop new designer varieties of molecules.
Chemical compounds found in Spice commonly include:
- AB-PINACA or
- Phenazepam or other prescription drugs!
- Isomers and toxic synthetic byproducts
There are more than 700 other synthetic cannabinoids with varying effects and toxicity that may find their way into some forms of Spice.
Very few of these synthetic cannabinoids have been tested on humans or even animals. It could be that some synthetic cannabinoids will have medical use, but until there is some data on toxicity, at least, these drugs should not be considered - period. In comparison, the cannabinoids in Marijuana had been taken by millions of people for thousands of years.
Example of Spice manufacturer labelling Bullshit to watch out for; "These chemicals are similar to natural cannabinoid found in marijuana and THC, but affect brain receptors differently."
"Analysis by the German government in 2008 showed that some products contained almost none of the supposedly mild traditional herbs that were advertised as ingredients." - Spice Addiction Support
The truth is synthetic cannabinoids do affect body receptors cannabinoid receptors that modulate many bodily functions, these rogue chemicals can be 100 times stronger than THC for example and receptors are blasted into oblivion. It's the difference between tossing a golf ball and a bowling ball at someone. There is no comparison.
Spice Legal Bits
Spice is illegal and most Cops really don't approve of it. They saw what it does. They're probably going to try and bust you for spice. Still Spice remains technically legal in many parts of the world and even in some parts of the US. The problem is that lawmakers only made a few of the synthetic cannabinoids illegal. The manufacturers stay one step ahead of the law and by substituting new compounds to sidestep regulations. Some states are taking further action to limit all forms of spice.
If you have a Medical Marijuana ID card, you're never going to get busted if you have your daily supply of pot on your bod.
"The DEA announced that it would make JWH-018, JWH-073, JWH-200, CP-47,497, and cannabicyclohexanol, which are often found in synthetic cannabis, illegal using emergency powers. They will be placed in Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act" - DEA
"Following cases in Japan involving the use of synthetic cannabis by navy, army and marine corps personnel resulted in the official banning of Spice. The Commander Marine Corps Forces, Pacific prohibits the actual or attempted possession, use, sale, distribution and manufacture of synthetic cannabis as well as any derivative, analogue or variant of it." - Marines News
Symptoms of Spice Overdose
- renal failure
- high blood pressure
- blurred vision
- heart attack
- severe anxiety and paranoia
“Spice is extremely addictive and dangerous.” - AAPCC
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