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Feb 27 2013

Side Effects Of Spice Use

Spice Brand Synthetic Marijuana

Spice Brand Synthetic Marijuana

Is Spice Safe?

There are many side effects from smoking synthetic marijuana that can be the same or worse than those of real weed. Reports indicate the side effects of Spice use may be similar to marijuana such as elevated mood, relaxation and altered perception – these being the more ‘pleasant’ effects. However, other less pleasant side effects from K2 include psychotic symptoms, paranoia, increase anxiety and hallucinations – increasingly reported to be even more severe after smoking Spice than after smoking marijuana. Other negative side effects of synthetic marijuana include increased heart rate, agitation, vomiting, seizures, uncontrollable body movements, lack of emotional attachment, sweating and loss of control, red eyes and dry mouth. One side effect not shared with marijuana is increased hunger. Many herbal incense users report a lack of appetite when using the drug.

It’s Not Really That Bad, Is It?

Reactions, or side effects, from smoking Spice can also be fatal in some cases. This can be quick, for example after smoking just the once, or happen after many experiences with the drug. Spice, K2 and related legal highs have been implicated in several cases of kidney failure and heart attacks. Testimonials from users – both regular and those who used it only one time – speak of hallucinations, suicidal and homicidal thoughts and actions, intense fear and paranoia. There are several cases where synthetic weed  has been implicated in deaths from suicide, or accidental means. Spice causes reduced blood flow to the heart, also known as myocardial ischemia, which can cause both damage to the heart, or a heart attack. There have also been reports of long term damage to mental health status with continuing hallucinations appearing after several months of trying the drug.

As a legal high, it could be assumed that there is no risk of addiction to spice – a common side effect to any drug. This is not the case. Some first time users may find that the intensity of the side effects, particularly the negative side effects such as hallucinations, are enough to stop them from trying Spice or its derivatives again. Others will crave the intensity of the effects of Spice just as one would from some “hard core drugs” like heroin, crack, and pain killers. Serious withdrawal symptoms are common in regular users who stop smoking fake weed.

Doesn’t Even Matter What Brand You Are Using

It has been commented that herbal incense side effects can vary greatly from package to package of the same brand of Spice derivative. Smoking Spice from one package may produce a mellow and pleasant effect, yet smoking from another package of the same brand may produce effects of intense paranoia and hallucinations even in the seasoned smoker. It could be assumed this may be caused by the ‘skirting’ of drug laws by manufacturers of Spice – as one chemical compound within Spice becomes illegal, they replace it with another ‘legal’ substance capable of the same physical effects. Another explanation is the crude manner in which these drugs are produced. One of the largest companies in the synthetic marijuana industry, Mr Nice Guy, was reportedly using cement mixers and nail polish remover to produce their herbal incense. This causes what are known as ‘hot-spots” where the synthetic cannabinoids are much stronger in one area than another in the same package.

While Spice is currently considered to be a ‘legal’ high in some areas of the world, it is wise to be aware of the side effects of smoking incense – both positive and negative – in making the decision to abstain from or smoke Spice, K2 or any of its ‘herbal incense’ type derivatives. Many countries, states and counties have made this an illegal substance due to its side effects. Being aware of the risks is the best way to keep yourself safe.

 

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  • mindcandy001

    I have stopped smoking hit now I can’t eat and if I do I throw it up, even liquids. Even if I’m starving. It’s been about a week and I can’t keep anything down.

    • i hate this

      I recognize this and it makes my withdrawal much harder. The only thing I have eaten for 4 days is a few sandwiches which i had to force myself to eat

      • ????

        Going through the same thing, smoked it for a few weeks everyday, woke up at night and took a hit every day to go back to sleep too. Threw the bag in the trash after i decided to stop smoking the garbage, its been three days: The back of my throat looks like its be scoured, sore all day long, can stop coughing through out the day (especially when I lay down), Immense pressure in the left side of my chest, shortness of breath, no appetite what so ever. I have to force feed myself in order to get anything down. Upset stomach through out the day, irregular bowel movement (mostly diarrhea). My question is has anyone quit and have these symptoms go away and if so how long did it take?

        • its bad mkay

          Itll stop in a few days to a week. Just don’t go back to it. I feel like a huge hypocrite since I just smoked some today.. Iit’s really so bad. I’m gettin into again and I’d like to say I’m done with it myself.. but I been saying everyday for a week. Good luck

    • evan

      I have the exact same problem. I quit only 3 days ago and I can’t keep anything down. it sucks but I had to smoke real weed to get my appetite back but I think our stomachs need to be stretched back out because we haven’t been eating anything. good luck to you guys. let’s stay away from this stuff.

  • helplessgirlfriend

    My boyfriend is talking in his sleep soo clear that I can make out every word he does weird things with his hands in his sleep and just last night he was awake but not awake he flipped out and flipped my mattress and punched my wall I had to wake him up to consciousness and he got scared of how he was acting…. has anyone else been this bad at night???? I don’t know what to do to get him to stop and sleep threw the night he is still not sleeping threw the whole night.. this is now day 6 of him not being able to sleep, although he slept more last night then ever before..

  • Joanne Parmar

    i am certain that my son has a bad addiction to this but will not admit it or that he needs help and myself an family have been paying for it im sure with all the money he borrows or takes any advice you can give me i would greatly be thankful for

    • r

      I’m not sure that I can give you any advice as I’m going through this as well. I just thought I would let you know that you are not alone.

      • Drew

        Many people don’t realize how much it really changes the entire chemistry of the brain. I’ve always had a natural tolerance to outside substances, so I was “lucky” enough to use as much as I could. I hit my rock bottom. For most addicts, they either have this breath taking realization, or die. It’s that simple.
        I’ve been extremely blessed, because I used to smoke more of that slow suicide than anyone I knew and even after dying I was revived. I’ve had some clarity come to my broken brain lately about exactly what I was doing to myself.
        I’ve been studying the human brain and the body for as long as I can remember so I can know myself. As a former fake shit user, I know what effects it can have on the brain. I once had an IQ just under 200, and now it’s leveling out at just above 100. There are drastic personality changes that are measurable, and like I said. It changes the brains entire chemistry.
        I have since been diagnosed with paranoid schizoid personality traits chronic depression that normal anti depressants won’t work on, and a cursing amount of anxiety. My vision has been damaged, and my heart has extremely poor circulation. The health effects were worse than any other drug I’ve ever come across.
        I don’t know how close you are to your son, but if he is doing what you think he is, you MUST remember this. He is slowly committing suicide and first hand I can tell you he isn’t in his right mindset to know that. If he does, he doesn’t give a rats ass.
        Every brand is a different drug that reacts on different receptors of the brain.
        The skewed reality is present for (in my case) for at least 2 weeks after smoked. If addiction is present, and the euphoric fuckup lasts usually no more than an hour, you can’t logically expect your son to have a clear mind about his issue because there’s no way he’s waiting until the adverse effects are gone.
        Many are appalled by the thought of rehab, drug treatment, or free groups such as NA, but I know now that I wouldn’t have checked in myself. My parents had to do it FOR me. At first I thought they were doing it TO me, but they saved my life.
        I couldn’t be more grateful to be sober from mind altering substances today, and it was all due to the help my family gave me. If your son is in as deep as I was he won’t ever stop on his own. He has no need to if he’s still getting money out of your pocket.
        It’s a very scary thing to deal with a loved one in this condition, because I know the constant worry of something bad happening. But I also know of many deaths and drug induced mental retardation that could have been prevented to people I love. I can’t forgive myself, and I wouldn’t wish my regret and blame on anyone in this world. I may not know you, but I know how you’ll feel if he dies. Getting him help will be the best thing you could ever do for him and for yourself.

    • worried mom

      My daughter is addicted to K2. She wil not agree to get help. She had lost her job for being high. Now she has a new job and has gone there high as well. I am worried sick about her future. Anybody have some advise for this worried mom?

  • AAAYYYYOOOO

    I smoked this for about a month with my friends, maybe once per week. The first time I smoked it, I took two hits and had my first out of body experience. I have never been so high in my life (I have only smoked weed, no other drugs). After I got home, we took 3 more hits. I began hallucinating and laughing uncontrollably to the point where I could not breathe. I had tunnel/flashy vision and had visual hallucinations. After that day, I never had the hallucinations again, rather I just got a normal high from it. About a month after the first time smoking it, I smoked 7 hits by myself and that was a HUGE mistake. I walked into my living room and began to feel my heart racing and pounding out of my chest. My body felt like it was going numb and I could feel my body being shocked. Every few minutes I could feel the shock run through my body while my heart pounded out of my chest. I went to the ER immediately (I was driven by someone), and they said I was having a very mild heart attack. This stuff is dangerous, it kills, and is completely unsafe. I will never smoke it or anything like it again.

    • troydhhdysfgsjevet

      Ok dude I did this shit yesterday I tought It was weed I felt so fucked up off of to hit my vison was flashy and I felt like I was haveing a heart attack and I had the exact things you had I stayed the night in er and thay let me go I feel better but I still feel like high and wourld feels fake and shit did you ever recover if so how long did it take I need some heo geting throught this

  • Tiffany

    My boyfriend had been smoking this with his friends. It effects him so much differently than pot. I don’t like it. He seems out of mind and gets him so much higher. I tell him i worry about him dying from this and he does not care because of the high he gets. It has an addicting factor. He can go through 3 grams in a day. Vs 3 grams of pot in a week. Which to me is a big waste of money because we have more bills to pay because he spends money on spice. When i am not home and he does r he will not answer his phone when i hear him most because he is so out of body he doesn’t hear it. This scares me because of I’m in an accident he won’t pick up…

  • never relapse

    When I heard of spice I thought finally they legalized pot . I did not do any homework on this crap – I just trusted that if the store can sell it — it must be ok- WRONG !!!!!!!
    Spice darn near killed me – for real. I was hooked from day one. I rolled mine up and smoked it like a joint. I could only get half of the joint to burn before it would go out and not re-light. I decided to get a small, clear glass, water pipe. Wow just a couple of puffs and my water looked like mud and. My pretty glass pipe turned BLACK. I bought pipe cleaners – yeah – that was a joke. The black stuff stuck to the glass like spray paint. Never could get it cleaned so every couple of weeks I would have to buy a new pipe cause it would clog up –Nasty.
    Ok now let me share what happened to my health. Outside of hullousations and that crazy behavior, I continued to smoke everyday dam near 24/7 for 11 months. I spent over $ 8000.00 dollars on spice alone-CREDIT CARD. Well I thought I was happy smoking and having a good high but it would only last about 20 minutes and I would have to smoke again. Well this became my life – every 15 – 20 min. OK my health began to really deteriorate . I would suddenly wake up and not be able to breath, lucky for me we do have bottled oxygen in my house. I found myself having ashma issues daily. The doctor had me doing breathing treatments a couple times a day plus using a inhaler. I had 2 trips to the ER. One I couldn’t stop coughing and ended up with a chest infection.
    Second trip – my neighbor drove me .Anyways I spent thousands in medical bills .I lost my voice ,all that smoking messed me up. I went to the ENT Dr. He stuck the camera tube down my nose into my throat and goes I DON “T KNOW WHAT YOU ARE DOING BUT YOU BETTER STOP IT before you do permanent damage. Spice even affected my kidneys. I wet my pants more than I can remember. I vomited yellow mucus every morning.
    I have been clean now almost 2 years.

    • r

      I very happy that you have remained clean. Could you tell if your medical issues cleared up and if not which ones you still have trouble with. Thank you.

    • distressed sister

      my brother has a serious addiction to k2, its destroying him and his relationship with us, we are all trying to help him get off of it, he’s gotten out of control with it, smokes it every morning before work, i always find ash in the bathroom…today he claim something was hurting, he stated his liver but im sure he means his kidneys, were taking him to the doctor tomro.. how were you able to overcome the addiction?

    • donald johnston

      ive smoked this spice for about two years now and it is totalaly destroyed me i have nothing anymore i have sold all my things for spice i feel like my life wasnt good unless i had spice and today 12 12 13 my chest felt like i was having a heart attack IM DONE WITH THIS FEELING plz people stop smoking it we are the americans we can help each other

  • SmileLOL

    My friend is addicted to this shit hardcore ive been doing alot of research on Spice and K2 whats in it how companies make it BLAH BLAH BLAH. you wouldnt believe some of the shit people use as a solvent for spice kids have had seizures. woken up with bloody noses. and destroyed THEIR LIVES because of a 10$ bag of synthetic garbage. ive tried it acouple of times shit is BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAD! Im in the process of trying to intervene against my friends addiction to spice. he missed days of work stopped paying some bills. Lost his car. Sold all of his stuff, just so he could walk up to the store and buy spice. DONT SMOKE IT DONT BUY IT ;)

  • Tracy

    I spent last night in the police station filing a domestic incident report thanks to spice use. My boyfriend of 4 years who has never laid a hand on me, we rarely even argue, smashed my cell phone, shoved me up against a wall, then choked me in the bathroom to the point where I was almost passing out. Last week he tried to convince me he’s an alien. He was smoking Scooby Doo/ Scooby Snacks and WTF spice. It was given to the police and if I ever see him with it again I’ll turn the DIR into an arrest. Stay away from this evil stuff!!

  • belto

    I smoked about 4 years and know I am 5 months clean this shit make me so addicted to the point I was steal money from my wife to get some I use to wake up every night at 12 or 1 am in the morning to smoke and go back to sleep this stuff make me very sick high blood pressure… my lungs and my kidneys hurt every time and I was started thinking that I was losing my mind but after the first month I was feeling better and better and know I feel good as ever everyone need to quit this shit…this stuff is really really bad I never ever going back to this shit

  • RobertM

    My girlfriend took ONE hit of spice when a friend of ours brought it over to try it. while I was fine my girlfriend went into a total panic attack. Something like I never seen before. I wont go into details but it was awful. Soon after she developed a panic disorder and was refered to a neurologist who ordered a CT scan and EEG. Thankfully there was no structural damage but her EEG showed a mild encephalopathy. Now we are waiting for her MRI. Morale of the story? stay away from spice.

  • Scott Farnsworth

    Ive been smoking all kinds of spice for about 4 years now. im currently 5 days clean and ive never felt so great! ill admit i absolutely LOVED the stuff… Except the first couple times because i would freak out , but i just got blood results back i have no damage to kidney and everything in my body is healthy. i geuss its just different for some people.. Still, im not smoking it again since i feel amazing and i can eat regularly and sleep regularly. But yes it is bad. im not saying in anywway you should start smoking the stuff. it will ruin your life ive stolen from family and friends burned many bridges.. Please people dont start a viscous cycle..

  • Jenna

    I smoked 2 blunts of spice all at once for my first time and i ended up blacking out in a random persons yard. The second time I did it i only took one hit and was on the ground being farm animals haha that was a good experience but stay away, it has different effects for everyone !

  • Brook Mabry

    K2 or “spice ” must be stopped. My family has suffered 2 tragedies due to the use of this stuff. I will not stop until it is banned nation wide ! I’ve lost 2 people dear to me and it’s destroying the rest of my family because of what happened. Mr nice guy…. watch out. Your selfish ways have caught up with you.

  • Karen Bell

    pls somebody stop the making, manufacturing and sale of k2, it is extremely bad stuff, i hate it. i wish i knew how to stop it all or how to get ahold of the person/people that are making the stupid crap cause i would give them a piece of my mind in a heartbeat.

  • Tones

    Not a spice user, but I’d imagine that I’ve used a lot more synthetic cannabinoids then any of you people. We’re talking well over 100g of AM-2201, UR-144, AKB-48 and 5F-AKB-48, and I didn’t end up insane as a result of it. The effects vary from person to person, and also depend on whether they’ve been drinking or using other drugs. Most people only end up doing it once or twice, as mentioned in the article, due to the extreme side effects but around 1 in 20 people who try it end up enjoying it. How do I know that? Because I used to hand this stuff out to anyone who wanted to try it for free. Spice alone doesn’t make you go mad, there’s definitely a psychological aspect to any “bad feelings” caused by it. If you read constant news reports about how it’s going to mess you up or kill you or whatever, then when you do smoke it, you’re almost expecting for things to take a turn for the worse. That’s not to say that there are no physical risks involved, but what a lot of you are describing are simple, drug-induced panic attacks. See, I’m sure I’ll get a lot of hate for that, but lets be honest, not a lot of you have any idea what you’re talking about and can barely seem to string together a coherent sentence in the first place. It’s not because of the spice, it’s because you’re unintelligent people in the first place and need something to blame for that lack of intelligence.

    • Grant

      Talking form personal experience, I smoked around 1-2.5g on a daily basis for about a year. Choosing to neglect reading up on side effects, the paranoia and anger were very real emotions, not some placebo effect. Everybody has a latent state of psycho within them, it just takes a certain catalyst to spark that emotion.

  • Saree Haley

    I just started smoking spice and like I like it more than weed and I dont know why I still smoke it after what it has done to my closest friend, who is now recovering. I even did a report about it but the addiction part of my brain was triggered and now I’m becoming a spice head, which isnt good at all. I still smoke it even after I had a really bad trip on magic buzz, and almost went to the hospital for it because my heart was beating rapidly and the messed up part about it was that I was with 2 guys and they left me when I called the ambulance;, but I ran from the ambulance and they never found me. I just hope I dont become addicted….

    • luis

      You need to stop smoking that shit now! before it’s too late.
      Don’t be afraid to seek help the more you wait the harder is going
      to be for you to break the habit. I can speak to you from personal experience-Once you cross the line of no return some of the long term side effects can become irreversible.

  • Cuz22

    My uncle had a heart attack ad died two days ago from smoking MoJo. He had circulation problems already and not knowing mojo spice caused heart problems along with the problems he had already it killed him. Had he not had circulation problems it probably wouldn’t of killed him who knows but it’s too late to worry about it. I just wanted others to have the chance to know if you have heart problems of any kind please do not chance it. It’s not worth it. No high is worth losing your life over

  • Jo Fkadjsa

    If you have an addiction to spice, seek help immediately. I did Spice a couple of times two years ago and I am still experiencing the long term side effects today. What I experience is the side effect of possible disassociation and possibly drug induced psychosis. Its difficult to diagnose because there are so many symptoms. I would never wish this upon anyone else, and I truly hope I get better and all those effected also seek help and get better. Spice is truly dangerous and I’ve learned the hard way.

    • Jay

      What other symptoms did you have ??
      Did it start the day after/ or bad trip you had smoking spice.
      Do you have anxiety/derealization or do you have psychosis in the sense that you don’t understand/or have false beliefs of the world around you.

      • Jo Fkadjsa

        It started the moment I stopped smoking spice and I realized the effects were still there. I smoked spice continuously for a few days. It started the moment I stopped smoking spice. Other symptoms include difference in temperature sensation. For instance, I feel something might be colder/hotter than it actually is. A change in time perception, things may seem a bit slower/faster. I feel like my limbs are not connected to my body but somehow I can still do things and go about my day. I have anxiety, but its not related to the spice. I’ve always had crowd anxiety, not social anxiety.

        • Jay

          Ooo good to know, well I think I have an anxiety disorder and thats what drove me here.

          I only smoked spice 4x in my lifetime and the last time I did it I had a panic attack (but I’ve had them my whole life). After about 8-9 months I was perfect but then I researched permanent effects of spice and thought maybe I had em cause I smoked it a few times. Then I had a crazy panic attack and now I feel derealized (almost all the time) and I see this squiggly silver specks in the sky and all around. Its been like this for a few years and feel like im going psychotic sometimes. But I hear thats normal too (for anxiety) , all in all I think If your able to function and get it out your still doing OK, and that we have to accept it and try to move on. At least thats what im going to go cause I think thats the problem for me at least.

          I dont have any of those time or temp effects just anxiety.

  • bartkat

    Find a support group like NA. Put that shit down and don’t ever pick up. Then you’ll be recovering.

  • Free

    Look. I started with spice back when it was first making nationwide rounds as a more “legitimate” business. Trust me when I say this, there was a time when “Spice” was in fact a very much more advantageous alternative over weed. This was before the government began banning chemical compositions and the producers of the shit began changing their formulas.

    Now the good stuff was great and for me and the others that tried it with me (because of me) it was better. We preferred it. The effects of the first JWH synthetic blends were that it was a shortlived high (20-45) but it had all the same effects of euphoria in a soothing manner, the way the more “chill” weed tends to be. And because the effects were shortlived, the munchies never really came in and by the time you’d have gotten the food, the high was over and you weren’t really in the mood to eat that nachos bel grande.

    For us, we assumed that it was the future of drugs and this was clever and wonderful and it saved us from having to worry and stress about getting caught buying trees.

    Fast Forward 2 years and you’ve got me in Vegas, a family trip, going through withdrawal as I grow number by the day, literally numb. My friend’s girl on the phone freaking out because my buddy’s in some comatose state where he’s staring into the distance and drooling but not moving or blinking.

    But it doesn’t stop me. Because the moment I get home I light up and I feel relief and stoned, and high, and blank.

    I’ve been addicted to spice for nearly 4 years. There were months of sobriety in the middle with sprinkles of spice free weekends (more likely to be spice dry. painfully dealing with the empty stock).

    Now I’m spice-free. So far it’s been about 6 months.

    Although here’s the thing. I’ve got myself into some tree again. Which would be fine and dandy at my own risk, but, I can’t get high anymore. This stuff makes me act a lot like I did with spice, albeit without the lack of control or zombie mode, and I get the munchies and I get super sleepy. But it doesn’t get me high. Weird.

  • Poppers

    I will begin by saying I do not agree with the way RC chem manufactures have been able to play car and mouse with the FDA and DEA with these synthetic cannabinoids for some time. Even more so I have been very disappointed in seeing so many convienence store owners around the nation willingly selling these incense products to young people who have very little understanding of what these chemicals are and the possible dangerous of using them. That being said a number of these synthetic cannabanoids have great potential to be used to create much safer and much less addictive pain management drugs than the number of opiate derived drugs currently on the market. This is the sad irony of the whole thing as this will destroy the chances of this research being done. It is dangerous and should not be used and abused the way they have. That being said it’s time these products stop being called synthetic marijuana as this is highly misleading to the public. These product share only one common factor with cannabis, that is the fact they effect the cannabinoid receptors within the human body as the pathway to interaction. These are the same receptors cannabis effects but in much different ways. Cannabis is very different from the chemicals both in the chemical make up and the interaction with the receptors in the body. For example cannabis is somewhere around 1000 times less potent then most synthetic cannabinoids and this is what makes the synthetics different in danger and predictability. Cannabis can not kill you and at worst can only cause a light phycosys in some people. The synthetics are so far more powerful that they can quickly cause toxic levels to be reached causeing a number of dangerous side effect such as seizures and heart palpitations. The cannabis plant is a very useful nontoxic tool for treating a wide range of ailments and disease and has suffered a bad name due to political and economical reasons. If you want people to listen and understand this stuff is bad then you have to stop comparing it to a plant that educated people understand is not. The more honest you are the more peoe will trust your voice.

  • Ashley

    Can someone please help me. please read the story im about to tel you right now. One night me and my friends decided to get high. it was the first time we have ever gone to this drug dealer. So we buy it off him then go smoke it at home. We all go puff puff pass about 4 times each. then i stood up and looked in the mirror and everything was hazy. so i realized this has never happened to me before. so i go outside to get some cold air to wake me up because it was the middle of December and it was freezing. so i go outside and i cant feel anything. so i pinch myself and i cant feel it. I start FREAKING OUT. Im crying and sweating in the cold and my heart was pounding so hard and fast i felt like i was going to explode. My friends didn’t feel anything though. After about 10 minutes my friends start feeling the same way i was. they got so scared. we all felt like we were in a dram that we couldn’t escape. So we all went to bed. the next morning i wake up and is till feel like im in a dream i dont know how to describe my feelings but life just doesnt feel rel ever since that night. So did i smoke k2? And do i have a illness called depersonalization? Please help me.

  • Kitkat

    What is the consequence if you get caught “high” on spice?

  • Christian Rhodes

    I got caught with with a vial of spice and a pipe that I used only to smoke spice through. They were too cheap and didn’t bother testing the spice to see if it was indeed listed on the controlled substances list. So they just gave me paraphernalia and court probation. No drug tests or anything. Slap on the wrist.

  • aelisabeth

    i tried spice ONCE because the guy i was with told me it was weed and i only found out afterward. i only took 2 hits and started feeling it in about 30 seconds. it felt like i was dreaming, like nothing was solid and i couldn’t form solid thoughts and had to consciously think about what i had just done or else i’d forget. i walked around trying to feel normal and i was trying to rationalize it like “it’s okay. i’m high. i was sitting on the swing and then i took two hits and i’m high. it’s okay.” but that didn’t work and i just like decided that this was what my life would be like. i was terrified, heart going and i felt like i was going to throw up or cry. it lasted 2.5 hours instead of the 30 minutes the guy told me it would last. i went to this after-school club and can’t even remember any of it.
    that night i woke up in the middle of the night feeling like i was on it again. i was so scared, terrified again, couldn’t sleep for another hour. the waking up happened for three nights in a row. i was seriously considering going to a doctor, but instead i drank a sh*tload of water and thought i had flushed it out.
    meanwhile i did research and realized how bad it was and was so pissed off at the guy.
    i thought i had gotten rid of it all and occasionally i smoke cigarettes but for the past two days i’ve started feeling like i felt in the middle of the night, like i was still on it. it lasts from two minutes to ten minutes. like my heart is being squeezed, i get dizzy, feel like i’m panicking. i haven’t had a cigarette for the past week or so, so maybe that’s it? withdrawal + leftovers? anyway it’s scary. PLEASE do not do spice.

  • Lisa

    Has anyone heard of a type of spice called worm dirt ? I never had till one of my best girlfriends told me she is in love with it more than our drug of choice used to be , she sat in my room and smoked it constantly she stood up and fainted at one point ,scared me to death, her life is all about it now,she sells her body for more ,I’m shocked and it takes a lot to get to me where drugs r concerned,she calls me now an then and needs me I want to come stay with u,a few hours later she can’t b reached at all she does this every other week or so,I’m so totally worried she’s gonna die because she never stops,I’ve been checking into this crap, gonna lose her

  • Wayne

    I use to have a problem with it 3 years ago I was hooked for over a year and smoked god knows how many bowls of it day and nearly stayed high 24/7 except when I was working. One night after I quit for 3 days I had withdrawals and took one hit which sent me on a really bad trip in which my heart was beating so fast I thought I was going to die. So I quit the next day and had panic attacks for over a month after that and hallucinations and random laughing. Of course now the panic attacks have stopped as well as the hallucinations and everything else that came with it.I consider myself lucky everyday because I was an addict on it and it took me just one bad trip to finally realize it wasn’t worth my life. If any of you are on spice you need to stop now before its too late. It almost killed me and I had to overcome the side effects and withdrawals on my own. I know its hard to give it up and you will tell others that if I die on this at least I die happy or you just can’t handle it but I can. Trust me eventually you will reconsider by having a bad trip that nearly kills you or you will end up dying knowing that you could have stopped at anytime and gave your life up for a cheap thrill. .

  • J

    I used to smoke spice every now and then back when it was “good”. The high was a short lived high and it was chill with your friends. This was about 3 years ago. A few months back a friend of mine had some spice he recently purchased and a few of us decided to smoke it. We all smoked out of a little pipe and everyone was done….except for me. I kept smoking more and more of it and the only reason I stopped was because they took it away from me. I’m not going to lie when I say that it was fun (the escape and all) because at first it was fun. My friend didn’t like it and gave the spice he had to me which ended up being almost two packs worth. I kept smoking it every weekend probably once a weekend for a couple weeks. Then I was at home at one point and felt like I was craving the high again so I decided to smoke by myself. I was walking up and down my street smoking. Then I ended up sitting in my driveway smoking more and more and doing this for like 3 days in a row. The last time I did it I went to lay down and felt like I was dying. I don’t really know how to explain it any other way than that. About a week later I went to hang out with another friend at his friend’s house and they were all smoking pot so I went into “f*ck it” mode and decided to join in. I never really smoked much weed so I didn’t build up a tolerance for it, and I have shi**y/pu**y lungs so when I cleared this dude’s bong I felt like I was dying. The only thing I really remember about the high was that I felt like I was in a video game at one point. There was nothing there that should have made me feel this way, it was just kind of how I was seeing everything. I got cold and put my arms inside my jacket and then I remember all of the sudden I started clenching my teeth and couldn’t unclench them. It felt like I was grinding them and I wasn’t sure what was going on. After that I threw up (partly on my shoes and I didn’t realize that till a few days later) and I felt like I was shivering but like really hard. Then I don’t remember anything but waking up in the chair I was in outside and somehow making my way into this guys house to another chair and going to sleep. My friend claims I just had a bad trip, but I’ve heard of people having seizures after using spice and since I smoked a lot (or what I consider to be a lot) I figured that I had a seizure and I’ve been scared to smoke/ingest pot ever since. After I stopped smoking I felt sick to my stomach for a few days too..it was strange. I’m not sure if that had to with smoking so much or what.

    I feel really stupid because I was one of those people who said “oh that will never happen to me” and I feel like it did. I went into all of this while knowing the potential danger/risks and it was just a big mistake I wish I never made. I definitely advise against the use of synthetic cannabinoids/synthetic drugs period because that sh*t will f*ck you up. I read some stories on here after I stopped using it and I’m glad I did because it made me not want to use it even more.

  • j

    My best friend has had multiple seizures since using K2. Last one almost resulted in death. His personality is altered and it’s a wonder we are still friends because his delusions are out of this world.