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Spice, K2 and the Problem of Synthetic Cannabinoids

April 19, 2011 Comments off

Spice, K2 and the Problem of Synthetic Cannabinoids (PDF)
Source: National Drug Court Institute (National Association of Drug Court Professionals)

Many drug courts are experiencing a significant and disturbing surge in client’s use of synthetic cannabinoids. In many areas of the country “herbal incense” can be legally purchased and smoked with impunity as specific drug detection methods slowly become available. Products such as Spice and K2 have been widely reported as producing many of the same physiological effects as marijuana. Without laws to control its distribution, courts face a significant challenge in addressing the problem of synthetic cannabinoids.

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