Spice (sometimes known as Black Mamba) is a brand name for synthetic cannabinoids – chemicals that are made to act like the active part of cannabis, a substance called tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).
Synthetic cannabinoids are usually sold in ‘herbal’ smoking mixtures. Sometimes these smoking mixtures have been found not to contain any synthetic cannabinoids at all.
Spice is sometimes referred to as a legal high but selling it is actually illegal under the Psychoactive Substances Act 2015.
The chemicals used in Spice can make it extremely difficult for users to concentrate or coordinate their movements. In 2017 there was a sudden increase in Spice use with national news outlets reporting people walking the streets in a “zombie-like” state or simply falling onto their faces without realising.
Negative Side Effects of Spice
- Increased heart rate and hypertension
- Panic Attacks
- Severe Anxiety
Risks of Spice
- Heart Damage
- Renal Damage
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