Even though synthetic marijuana might seem like a good idea for people who are trying to stay “sober” or avoid getting dinged on a drug test, the sheer volume of stories about the negative and insane side effect of fake weed, or "spice," should make even the most experienced of user want to stay away at all costs. The drug called spice (or sometimes K2) is a synthetic blend of chemicals that’s meant to mimic the effects of smoking weed, but without the stigma. Unfortunately, the spice drug effects are far worse and crazier than any side effect that comes along with smoking weed. If you’re still on the fence about the spice drug here are some truly alarming stories about the drug spice.
Smoking spice has become popular with a lot of people who are trying to look clean on their drug tests and millennials who are just looking for something to do. Unfortunately, the spice drug effects are far worse than those of any normal drug. The stories on this list of the scariest facts about K2 and spice should probably deter any potential users who want to see what all the hubbub is about, or they should at least let you know what kind of nightmare you’re in for.
Over 70 People Overdosed On K2 In New Haven, CT
#NewHaven emergency management director, Rick Fontana, said moments ago that first responders have dealt with 25 overdoses today, 22 of them coming on the New Haven Green. And, citywide, there have been a total of 28 overdoses since last night. @FOX61News pic.twitter.com/1vRCvK2HMU— Tony Terzi (@T2Fox61) August 15, 2018
On August 15, 2018, emergency responders were caught off guard when non-stop reports of overdoses started rolling in. In all, 72 people were treated for an overdose on K2. A majority of the cases came from New Haven Green, a large park downtown. Initially, officials believed the synthetic cannabis was laced with some type of opioid, so medics gave the victims Narcan, a substance that fights opioid overdoses; the DEA later tested the substance and discovered nothing was added to the K2.
Fortunately, none of the victims died, but Rick Fontana, New Haven's director of emergency operations, said, "Two individuals had life-threatening symptoms, and the others had non-life-threatening symptoms." According to Fontana, symptoms included, "vomiting, hallucinating, high blood pressure, shallow breathing, semi-conscious and unconscious states."
Woman High on Spice Destroyed A Subway In Alaska
A Subway sandwich shop was left in disarray after a naked woman went on a violent rampage through the store. Not only did she break EVERYTHING, but she sprayed a fire extinguisher all over the place too. Police believe this to be a spice-related freak out.
Bad Batch Of K2 Sent Dozens of Denverites To The Hospital
In 2013, a "bad batch" of Black Mamba (a version of K2) flooded the Denver market, sending dozens of users to the hospital. Some of the users even ended up falling into comas. One nurse said of the incident, "I've been in emergency medicine for the last 11 years, and I've never seen a problem like this before."
Man High On Spice Cut The Fetus Out of His Wife's Womb
In 2012, Jeffrey Reynolds was charged with feticide and attempted second-degree murder, after stabbing his wife and cutting out their unborn baby. He initially plead not guilty by reason of insanity, but changed his plea to no contest and admitted that he had been high on synthetic marijuana during the incident. He said, "In an effort to not break the law by purchasing ‘legal weed,’ I was deceived or poisoned by a real company I easily found during a quick ‘Google’ search."