Synthetic Marijuana: Is it Safe?

Thursday, 09 Jan 2014 01:54 AM

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Synthetic marijuana and its effects have become a common topic these days. The synthetic marijuana weed, also known as spice drug or K2, is actually a legal drug smoked to elicit mind alterations similar to the traditional marijuana weed, but it has additional risk factors that cause a range of adverse health effects. Otherwise known as fake pot, these spice drugs are made of dried plant materials sprayed with synthetic chemicals called cannabimimetics. Spice drugs were previously popular as safe and nontoxic drugs offering psychoactive effects. They are now being debated for being seriously hazardous to the brain, heart, and kidneys. Let us study if synthetic marijuana is actually safe or can cause adverse health effects.
 
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Positive Effects of Synthetic Marijuana

Cannabinoids used in spice drugs are known to be effective in treating headache and migraines. The spice drugs or K2 are composed of a few herbs and cannabinoid chemicals are a positive psychoactive substance as they act on those portions of the brain which are preeminently involved in migraines and other headaches. However, though the natural marijuana weed is considered effective on glaucoma, nausea, vomiting, weight, and appetite loss, studies have found that synthetic marijuana is comparatively less effective. Nonetheless, people who prefer using this spice drug favor its use because they believe that it has some effects on many health-related problems and that it is safe. In a case study, a treatment with five milligrams dronabinol (market name of synthetic marijuana drug) helped a patient with severe headache find complete relief in 15 minutes.
 
Side Effects of Synthetic Marijuana

Though spice drugs are considered legal, many reports clearly explain how risky fake pot is to human health and they tag spice drugs as an unsafe substance. Some of the ill effects caused due to overdose of spice drugs include:
 
Synthetic weed causes high blood pressure and fast heartbeat and may lead to strokes.
 
Spice drugs give rise to periodic psychotic attacks and encourage suicidal thoughts in many person.
 
Synthetic weed directly effects the brain and can cause brain damage.
 
Kidney damage is seen in people inhaling excessive marijuana weed or spice drugs.
 
Nausea and vomiting are common for users of spice drugs.
 
After this description of the positive and negative effects of synthetic marijuana weed, you can decide whether marijuana is a weed that needs to be erased from the health care sector or an important drug useful to elicit brain alterations.

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