Synthetic Marijuana Addiction and Abuse in London Greater London

Understanding Synthetic Marijuana; Spice K2 Or Mojo

Synthetic Marijuana (also called K2 or Spice) copies Marijuana's psychoactive effects, but the results are stronger and more hazardous.


Synthetic Marijuana is a modified herbal substance which causes a mind-altering effect like Marijuana does, or even stronger. It also goes with the name Spice or K2. Synthetic Marijuana's chemicals have been made to be comparable to Marijuana's psychoactive ingredient, Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

Most people smoke Spice although there are others who consume it in foods or drinks.

Although every information points to the grave consequences of the drug, it is distributed in stores, online, fuel stations as a benign and lawful version of the conventional Marijuana.


In some cases, K2 is sold as potpourri or incense in packaging that states it is not for human consumption. This substance can now be sold lawfully because of this advertising escape clause.


The merchant decides the name, constituent components, and the wrappings. Medical experts and DEA agents find it difficult following the drug's effect due to this continuous change.

Spice and K2 are the most widely recognized names for the manufactured medication. Other names used are

  • Mojo
  • Black Mamba
  • Genie
  • Cloud 9
  • Yucatan Fire
  • Moon Rocks
  • Skunk
  • Zohai
  • Bliss
  • Blaze
  • Fake Weed

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Synthetic Marijuana Abuse And Effects

It is seen as abuse when a person smokes or ingests synthetic Marijuana as the drug is not officially meant to be used in such a manner. Synthetic Marijuana is a popular option among teenagers and your adults because they think it is a safer and "legal" way than consuming Marijuana. At least, they will not be getting into trouble because they can buy in legally anywhere. Synthetic Marijuana usually don't appear on most medication tests. Hence people consider the medication an alluring choice for those stressed over getting got.


Synthetic Marijuana is taken as the substitute of Marijuana because it gives similar effects. A cheerful, and calm inclination coupled with a reoriented discernment of physical existence. The chemicals in synthetic Marijuana are not the same in any two batches produced; the ingredients engineered to manufacture the drug were initially meant for use in manufacturing a range of products from cancer treatments to fertilizers. The negative reactions that users can endure cannot be determined since the drug's chemicals have not received the OK for human consumption.

Minor reactions of synthetic Marijuana are like those of Marijuana. However, there are numerous reports of serious negative effects resulting from use of synthetic Marijuana which include fatalities.

Symptoms of synthetic Marijuana may include

  • Hypertension
  • Anxiety
  • Nausea / vomiting
  • Being paranoid
  • Bouts of seizures
  • Elevated heart rate
  • Excessive sweating
  • Confusion
  • Hallucinating
  • Heart attack
  • Kidney damage

Indications Of A Synthetic Marijuana Addiction

Abusing synthetic Marijuana over a long period of time can result in chemical and psychological dependence on the drug. Like Marijuana, synthetic Marijuana has a severe mind-modifying property; in spite of the fact that synthetic Marijuana is usually touted as being non-addictive, the addictive nature of the drug has strongly proved vice versa. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders indicates 11 indications of addiction. A fatal aftermath or further usage of synthetic Marijuana occurs when an individual dependent on the substance attempt to discontinue usage of the drug. Read up on addiction's criteria.


The Legality Of K2 Spice

DEA has made some regulations regarding the production and distribution of synthetic Marijuana. Despite of the rules that have been made, DEA is still struggling to control the ingredients that are used to produce the drug. JWH-018, JWH-073, HU-210 and M-694 are some of the ingredients that evolved almost just as rapidly as law enforcement officials can prohibit them. The drug can be manufactured by slightly changing ingredients, hence manufactured Marijuana can be made and sold under the pretext of selling a safe drug.


Treatment For Synthetic Marijuana Addiction

As with all other potent drugs there is a possibility that the user gains an addiction to synthetic Marijuana. because of its addictive potential, the addicts will experience some withdrawal symptoms when they try to quit their addiction. Some cases have shown that the symptoms can go bad which causes the users to keep coming back to the drug. Withdrawal symptoms that might appear during the quitting attempt are nausea, diarrhoea, anxiety, and cravings. This may occur on users who have been abusing synthetic Marijuana for a long period of time.

There are helps available for those who want to be clean from synthetic Marijuana addiction; they are behavioural therapies, counselling's, and other treatments. Contact one of our accredited addiction counsellors today to find out more about help, if you or a loved one is battling with synthetic Marijuana addiction or abuse.