is labeled as an herbal blend,
marketed for home incense, but
it is being used for much different
purposes and could have potentially
• Although K2 is sometimes marketed
as synthetic marijuana, the
effects can be 10 times more intense
than those from marijuana. The dried
herbs come in 3-gram packages of
various flavors, including "Blonde,"
"Pink," "Citron" and "Summit."
• K2 samples test positive for
synthetic cannabinoids JWH-018 and
JWH-073, developed in the
mid-1990s by Clemson University
researchers conducting lab
experiments on mice to test the
compounds' effects on the brain.
• Authorities are very concerned
. . . Some Asian and European
countries, including France, Austria
and Germany, already banned these
products. Now the U.S. has taken
action as well.
• Many states and
municipalities banned these
substances prior to the nationwide
• Teenagers have been hospitalized,
suffered severe hallucinations,
increased heart rate, seizures, and
• The military has banned possession
and use of K2.
• K2 or "spice" is an
herbal blend, sprayed with synthetic compounds and
sold as incense. But, it's being marketed to teens as a
way of getting high.
This site is intended to serve as an
immediate alert to the general public of
potential substance abuse problems.