Synthetic Marijuana: K2 Spice

Synthetic Marijuana: K2 Spice

Synthetic Marijuana

K2-50 / K3 / K2P

What is Synthetic Marijuana?

The synthetic version of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, K2/Spice or K3, is a mixture of plant material sprayed with synthetic psychoactive chemicals. Often looks like potpourri and typically labeled “not for human consumption.” Dangerous to purchase from Internet because its origins and chemical amounts are unknown. The ingredients and strength of products containing synthetic cannabinoids are almost impossible for the user to know.

Cut-Off Levels (ng/mL)

200, 300 ng/mL (Urine)

10 ng/mL (Saliva)

Window of Detection

1 - 3 Days (Urine)

1 - 2 Days (Saliva)

How is it Used?

Synthetic cannabis is used similarly to authentic natural cannabis. It is primarily smoked in rolled cigarettes, glass pipes, bowls, and bongs. Users may also try to ingest to experience effects.

What are the Effects?

Synthetic cannabinoids act on the same brain cell receptors as THC (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol), the mind-altering ingredient in marijuana.

So far, there have been few scientific studies of the effects of synthetic cannabinoids on the human brain, but researchers do know that some of them bind more strongly than marijuana to the cell receptors affected by THC and can produce much stronger effects. The resulting health effects can be unpredictable and dangerous.

Because the chemical composition of many synthetic cannabinoid products is unknown and may change from batch to batch, these products are likely to contain substances that cause dramatically different effects than the user might expect.

Synthetic cannabinoid users report some effects similar to those produced by marijuana:

  • elevated mood
  • relaxation
  • altered perception—awareness of surrounding objects and conditions
  • symptoms of psychosis—delusional or disordered thinking detached from reality

Psychotic effects include:

  • extreme anxiety
  • confusion
  • paranoia—extreme and unreasonable distrust of others
  • hallucinations—sensations and images that seem real though they are not

Common Symptoms

  • rapid heart rate
  • vomiting
  • violent behavior
  • suicidal thoughts
  • headaches
  • anxiety
  • depression
  • irritability
  • toxic reactions
  • elevated blood pressure
  • reduced blood supply to the heart
  • kidney damage
  • seizures

Common Street Names

  • Bliss
  • Black Mamba
  • Blaze
  • Bombay Blue
  • Fake Weed
  • Legal Weed
  • Genie
  • Red X
  • Dawn Scooby Skunk
  • Snax
  • K2-Spice
  • K3

What does it Look Like?

Synthetic marijuana is created to mimic the look, along with the side effects, of marijuana or THC. It most commonly resembles the look of dried ground herbs, though the smell of synthetic marijuana differs and will have a pungent, sometimes fish like, odor.

Legal Status

Because the chemicals used in them have no medical benefit and a high potential for abuse, authorities have made it illegal to sell, buy, or possess some of these chemicals. However, manufacturers try to sidestep these laws by changing the chemical formulas in their mixtures.

Testing Options

  • Integrated Urine Test Cup
  • Urine Test Dip Card

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Synthetic Marijuana: K2 Spice

Marijuana

Marijuana

THC

What is Marijuana?

Gabapentin, better know by the brand name Neurontin, is an anti-convulsant prescription medication used to treat a variety of symptoms including seizures, nerve pain, and restless leg syndrome. When Gabapentin is taken more than the prescribed amount or mixed with other drugs such as alcohol, anti-anxiety medications, muscle relaxants, or Opioids it can produce euphoric side effects which can lead to abuse. Since Gabapentin is not a scheduled controlled substance and is used to treat such a wide variety of ailments it has become over prescribed adding to the potential for abuse.

Cut-Off Levels (ng/mL)

200 ng/mL (Urine)

Window of Detection

1 - 3 Days (Urine)

How is it Used?

Marijuana can be inhaled by smoking or vaporizing the flower as well as ingested. “Edibles” is the common term used to describe Marijuana, or THC, that is ingested. It can also be applied topically in some forms.

What are the Effects?

Marijuana can produce euphoric effects that may alter the perception of one’s surroundings. Dizziness, nausea, and extreme exhaustion are commons signs of overdose. Prolonged use can cause lack of drive, depression, short term memory loss and paranoia.

Common Symptoms

  • Paranoia
  • Dizziness
  • Rapid Heart Rate
  • Slowed Reaction
  • Heightened Senses
  • Uncontrollable Laughter
  • Redness in the Eyes
  • Dry Mouth 

Legal Status

Marijuana remains a Schedule I substance under the U.S. Controlled Substance Act. Even though it is still considered “illegal” at the Federal level, in recent years many states have taken it upon themselves to regulate the legality of Marijuana. Some have decriminalized the substance, some have made it legal to use medicinally, and others have completely legalized the use marijuana for personal consumption. Right now, there are 12 States that have completely legalized the use of marijuana, 11 that have kept it fully illegal, and 28 that have mixed regulations, where as the state may have legalized the medicinal use of marijuana but not the personal use, or “recreational” use. The regulation of marijuana has been an on going debate for years and will continue to change. 

Common Street Names

  • Weed
  • Pot
  • Grass
  • Ganja
  • Mary Jane
  • Herb
  • Chronic
  • Blunt
  • Sensi
  • Hash
  • Green
  • Bud
  • Dab
  • Wax
  • Shatter
  • Honey
  • 710
  • Errl
  • Burn

What does it Look Like?

Marijuana is a green plant that looks tree like in appearance. The budding flower which contains the majority of THC can vary from bright green to shades of purple, sticky to the touch, and is often dried and ground before use. THC extract, or oils, can range in viscosity being liquid or solid “wax like” substances.

Testing Options

  • Integrated Urine Test Cup
  • Urine Test Dip Card
  • Oral Fluid Test
  • Field Test 

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Synthetic Marijuana: K2 Spice

Alcohol

Alcohol

ALC / ETG

What is Alcohol

Alcohol is one of the most used and abused, yet widely accepted, drug of abuse being one of the oldest consumed substances around the world. People from all over the world use alcohol for many different reason but one of the main uses of alcohol is drinking it. It is important to know that not all alcohol is drinking alcohol. Drinking alcohol, also called ethanol or ethyl alcohol, is produced by the fermentation of fruits, grains, or other sources of sugar and depending on this process will dictate the strength, or alcohol content, of a beverage. When alcohol is consumed your body will start to metabolize it producing what is called Ethyl Glucuronide (ETG), a metabolite of ethanol. Since ETG is a metabolite produced by the body after consumption you are able to detect positive trace amounts within a persons urine up to 80 hours from a person last drink, making it a desirable choice for alcohol screen testing.

Cut-Off Levels (ng/mL)

300, 500, 1,000 ng/mL (Urine)

<50, 50, 100 ng/mL (Saliva)

Window of Detection

Up to 80 Hrs. for ETG Urine Screen

How is it Used?

Alcohol is used in a variety of different ways but most commonly known, drinking alcohol, or ethanol, is usually ingested orally by consuming an alcoholic beverage. There has been cases where addicts have been know to consume other alcoholic products such as, mouth wash, cleaning products, medicines containing trace amounts of alcohol, and even rubbing alcohol, which can be very harmful or even fatal.

What are the Effects?

Side effects will vary based on the rate and amount of consumption as well as the potency and alcohol content of a drink. Effects can appear as early as 10 minutes. Your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) level, which is the amount alcohol present in a persons bloodstream, will rise as someone continues to drink and will increase the strength of any side effects. Heavy drinking and binge drinking, where someone consumes multiple drinks over and extended period of time, can lead to blackouts in memory where the user will often not remember his or her actions while under the influence. Prolonged alcohol consumption-can have adverse side effects on someones, brain, heart, liver, pancreas, and immune system and has even been known to increase risks of developing, mouth, throat, and liver cancer.

Alcohol is a highly addictive substance and can cause dependency with extreme withdrawal symptoms after stopping use. Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) is a very serious illness that many people suffer form everyday. Some signs of AUD are:

  • Had times when you ended up drinking more, or longer than you intended?
  • More than once wanted to cut down or stop drinking, or tried to, but couldn’t?
  • Spent a lot of time drinking? Or being sick or getting over the aftereffects?
  • Experienced craving — a strong need, or urge, to drink?
  • Found that drinking — or being sick from drinking — often interfered with taking care of your home or family? Or caused job troubles? Or school problems?
  • Continued to drink even though it was causing trouble with your family or friends?
  • Given up or cut back on activities that were important or interesting to you, or gave you pleasure, in order to drink?
  • More than once gotten into situations while or after drinking that increased your chances of getting hurt (such as driving, swimming, using machinery, walking in a dangerous area, or having unsafe sex)?
  • Continued to drink even though it was making you feel depressed or anxious or adding to another health problem? Or after having had a memory blackout?
  • Had to drink much more than you once did to get the effect you want? Or found that your usual number of drinks had much less effect than before?
  • Found that when the effects of alcohol were wearing off, you had withdrawal symptoms, such as trouble sleeping, shakiness, irritability, anxiety, depression, restlessness, nausea, or sweating? Or sensed things that were not there?

Common Symptoms of Use

  • Reduced inhibitions
  • Slurred speech
  • Motor impairment
  • Confusion
  • Memory problems
  • Concentration problems
  • Coma
  • Breathing problems
  • Death

What does it Look Like?

Ethanol, or drinking alcohol, comes in liquid form and can vary in color, ranging from clear to dark brown and amber, as well as potency.

Legal Status

Alcohol is legal to purchase and consume it most part of the world with some age restrictions. Currently the legal drinking age in the United States is 21.

Testing Options

  • Integrated Urine Cup Test
  • Urine Dip Card Test
  • Oral Fluid Test
  • Breathalyizer (B.A.C. Test)

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