Synthetic Mixtures Symptoms
Alabama emergency departments are treating an increase number of patients for smoking synthetic mixtures that mimic the effects of marijuana. Patients are experiencing physical and psychological symptoms after smoking the synthetic mixtures usually thought to be harmless. Symptoms include rapid heart rate, nausea and vomiting, agitation, confusion, lethargy, hallucinations, and kidney and respiratory problems. Deaths have also resulted after people have ingested or smoked these substances. The designer-drug substances consist of dried plant material sprayed with synthetic cannabinoids and the chemical compounds have been found to have a high potential for abuse. There are hundreds of different variations of synthetic mixtures. Some are commonly marketed under the names such as : Spice, K-2, Spice Gold, Sence, Genie, Zohai, Yucatan Fire, Smoke, Sexy Monkey, Black Mamba, and Skunk.