I’ll never forget the first time my ex-husband and I smoked K2.
It was the summer of 2010, and my ex-husband had just started working in the oilfield. We were new to town and had invited one of my ex’s co-workers and wife over to our house for a cookout.
Towards the end of the night, the co-worker pulled out a joint and told us that it wasn’t marijuana. It was a perfectly legal synthetic marijuana substitute. He told us he and his wife had been smoking it for a while, and he could pass any drug test with it in his system.
We had never heard of it, and I guess we were intrigued.
We smoked it, and although we both agreed it was nothing like marijuana, it did get us high, and we could get by it at almost all the local convenience stores and smoke shops.
That’s how our K2 horror story started…
During the next 3 and a half years, our lives were consumed with buying and smoking K2. We would smoke it from the time we woke up until the time we went to sleep. Needless to say, we didn’t sleep much.
My ex-husband was making over a hundred thousand dollars a year, and most of it was going up in smoke.
We both lost a lot of weight. At one point I got down to 90 pounds (I’m 5’8)
In December of 2013, we were stranded at home because of an ice storm and ran out of k2. We were both so sick…puking, diarrhea, chills, shakes, etc.
I was like, this isn’t anything like marijuana.
Although I had never tried methamphetamine or heroin, I felt like K2 had to be more similar to those drugs than marijuana. After that withdrawal experience, I was done. I told my husband I was sick of K2 running my life. I got a bag of weed and never smoked k2 again. My husband said he was done too. Well, he wasn’t.
His K2 addiction eventually led to meth addiction and the end of our marriage.
We had been together since I was in high school, and K2 was the beginning of the end of our relationship.
I have been utterly drug-free for over 5 years. Yeah, I’d probably smoke marijuana if it were legal, but until it’s legal in Texas, I’m going to refrain.
My ex (who had no criminal history) ended up in prison and is still there today.
I’m sure K2 has ruined many lives. I’m glad I walked away from it. It is possible to beat addiction, and it’s possible to start over.