Synthetic cannabinoids, K2 or AK47, might induce vomiting, loss of consciousness and trouble breathing. The Food and Drug Administration advised consumers that another batch of synthetic marijuana had been mixed with rat poison. In 10 states hundreds of people were taken to the hospital with strong bleeding, four people died. Many other parts of the country have seen sporadic crises due to synthetic marijuana.

Synthetic cannabinoids are considered 30 times more probable to harm you than regular cannabis. It is not difficult to comprehend why these synthetic alternatives are appealing. They are easy to obtain, relatively low-priced, produce a more potent high and don’t release the typical marijuana odor. And they are much harder to identify in the urine or blood than cannabis.

They are mass-produced abroad and then shipped in wholesale to the U.S., where they are melted and then mixed with dried vegetation, which absorbs the liquid. This procedure is very inexact, so the quantity in one packet can differ seriously within or between batches.

Natural cannabis does not include only THC. The other constituents in natural cannabis such as cannabidiol actually help to prevent the negative impact of THC but are lacking in synthetic cannabinoids. There is also a danger that synthetic cannabinoids can be contaminated with other chemicals, like opioids or rat poison.

Besides giving the user a high, the main psychological and neurological effects of synthetic marijuana use include anxiety, agitation or paranoia. The anxiety and psychosis can make the heart to beat faster and even generate heart attacks or strokes. Numerous people suffer upset stomach with synthetic cannabinoids or vomiting is also common. Lastly, there is a risk that it can damage both the muscles and kidneys.

People in general favor natural cannabis to synthetic forms, but given that natural marijuana remains banned, greatly desired, effortlessly perceived and occasionally inaccessible, the desire to obtain synthetic forms will continue.