Synthetic Marijuana, Spice, K2 – Everything a Parent Should Know

Some people say that Marijuana is okay for the human body to intake with limitations; however, even the slightest bit of Marijuana can cause severe damage to the user and their body. It does not matter if the user smokes one hit or the whole Marijuana cigarette, it can and will show up on a urine drug test and can bring unforeseen consequences upon the user and their surrounding circle of people. Marijuana is, in fact, a very powerful, dangerous and addictive drug.

A drug test is an analysis of a specimen taken from the body. An office or home analysis kit can be conducted with urine, hair, blood, sweat, or saliva. In a laboratory or court setting, to make opportunities for tampering with the specimen smaller, a medical professional must be in the same room as the person being tested at all times during the collection of a urine sample. For a standard home testing kit, a mother or father simply needs to oversee their child during the urine collection. The biggest uses of drug testing are to detect the presence of steroids taken by athletes or for drugs prohibited by laws, such as marijuana, cocaine and heroin.

A new drug has recently been introduced to the world; its name is Synthetic Marijuana, also known as ‘Spice’ and ‘K2 Drug’. Although Synthetic Marijuana is legal in most states, it is just as dangerous as Marijuana. The symptoms can be fatal during some situations. These potentially fatal symptoms include racing heart beats, abnormally high blood pressure, extreme anxiety and hallucinations. Nausea, dizziness, tremors and seizures also have been reported within the country. Symptoms such as these cause the user to become incoherent and do things that they wouldn’t normally do, like spasm uncontrollably on the ground while gasping for breath.

When someone has recently used synthetic marijuana and tries to operate their body, they may be considered “Zombie-like”. Trying to function through the day could be compared to sleep walking. You are there, but you have no way of knowing what you are doing. Several car accidents have been caused by marijuana and synthetic marijuana. Both highs are alike and both are deadly to the user and the innocent people surrounding.

A regular testing kit cannot detect the chemicals found in synthetic marijuana and even with a special drug test it can only be detected if smoked within 72 hours. A standard marijuana drug test can detect THC up to 31 days and cost only $5 dollars but a synthetic pot test must be in an expensive laboratory where they can only check for five out of the hundreds of synthetic cannibinoids currently being sprayed on this “herbal incense.” A standard marijuana drug test can detect THC up to 31 days and cost only $5 dollars but a synthetic pot test is over $50 dollars and must be performed in one of only three labs across the nation.

Even though synthetic marijuana causes incoherent persons and marijuana like highs, it is not considered marijuana since it does not contain THC and is not illegal and cannot be detected on a drug test. Be wise and do not try synthetic marijuana. The high comes with a price, and the price of potential death is too steep for one to pay.

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