“Spice” has been a name used for synthetic cannabis. Essentially an imitation of marijuana, Spice is a blend of shredded organic plant material and additional chemicals which are marketed as having similar effects as marijuana. Spice is often misconceived as being both legal and safe – it is neither. When Spice originally hit the market it was thought that the herbs and natural ingredient combinations created the high. In fact, a study in 2008 concluded that the dangerous synthetic cannabinoids are responsible for the high.
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