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What is Spice/K2? (It’s Not “Synthetic Marijuana”)

Following last week’s mass drug overdose in New Haven, Connecticut — in which more than 100 people were treated for symptoms such as vomiting, convulsing, and passing out — some may be wondering exactly what K2 and Spice are, and why this drug is called “synthetic marijuana” and “herbal incense.” These labels are misleading, especially…

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Synthetic marijuana linked to kidney damage

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released a report today showing that synthetic marijuana products — also known as herbal incense, aromatic potpourri, spice or K2 — caused serious kidney damage in at least 16 people last year. In 15 of the 16 cases, the patients were males ages 15-33 with no history of kidney disease.…

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