I smoked spice constantly in the military with other soldiers I was extremely close with.
We smoked all kinds, the batches were usually different. Sometimes it worked, sometimes it didn’t.
I would say Spice should no longer be described as synthetic marijuana; it should be described as synthetic crack.
A few years ago it was like marijuana: lasting for hours, being super trippy etc. As the chemicals were banned, for whatever reason, they were replaced with chemicals that produced almost no effect that lasted only 10-15 minutes and was so addicting that not having it was terrifying. Going without it caused shivers.
Eventually word got out that we were smoking it at parties, so when my 1sg confronted me, I just told him straight up. We ended up being discharged.
One thing I didn’t get was when they were asking me about hallucinations, etc, and I said I had never experienced anything like that. They laughed at me and said I was lucky.
But I wasn’t lucky, because it wasn’t a one time thing: we smoked constantly for years and years, experiencing all the different chemicals and batches.
They told me a soldier in Texas smoked it and killed his wife and kid. A dude in rehab said be saw all these crazy things and it was dangerous.
I think people are getting caught doing something wrong and blaming it on Spice, but that’s just me. People who die from it or do crazy things are almost always associated with being habitual drug users who destroyed their body already so that acetone in their blood is enough to kill them, or they’re teenage “victims”.
Just my opinion, and the record shows how much that is worth.