K2 is one of many names by which synthetic marijuana is known. Over the last decade, these kinds of supposedly “legal” highs have been getting more and more popular, especially among teens and young adults. These substances are generally smoked by users. Synthetic marijuana won’t show a positive result in a drug test for marijuana, but it is able to be detected in a special urine screen designed for K2.
Other Names for K2:
- Bombay Blue
- Black Mamba
Unlike marijuana, which usually has fairly mild effects, these synthetic variations can be far more dangerous-and more potent. One of the active ingredients in many of them, HU-210 a very dangerous mind-altering chemical, has bee n found to be 100 to 800 times stronger than Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the main ingredient in marijuana.
What Is K2 Made Of?
That’s a great question, but unfortunately it’s not easy to answer. One of the biggest problems with synthetic forms of cannabis, as far as regulators are concerned, is that the people who make them are continually changing and refining their formula to keep ahead of the law.
Laws Banning Synthetic Drugs
For some time, synthetic drugs like these were completely legal, but times have changed. In 2008, drug agencies finally banned synthetic marijuana in herbal incense products. As health problems and instances of overdoses increased, government agencies took action.
In October of 2011, the Attorney General temporarily categorized five synthetic cannabis as Schedule I illegal substances, and later that year, the Synthetic Drug Control Act was passed by the House of Representatives, banning several of the substances.
How Synthetic Drugs Have Been Made Available
Besides the above-mentioned physical problems it causes and a number of others that have only just begun to be uncovered. Synthetic cannabis is easier for young people to access when it comes to harmful substances that can cause them to become addicts. How is this possible you may ask. Because, as mentioned previously, none of these substances were considered illegal until recently. That meant that they could be sold in convenience stores, head shops, and no questions were asked. It didn’t take long for teens and young adults to discover that there was far more to their “incense.”
Many of these substances were packaged and sold labeled as incense or other similar products that were labeled as “not for human consumption.” These products and labels helped sellers escape detection and avoid having to go through inspection by the FDA and DEA.
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