Synthetic cannabis is being sold under many names spice, Black Mamba, fake pot, K2, K3, K4, herbal incense and many others. It was even sold legally on Amazon up until about 2011 (I can’t find the exact date Amazon removed these products) meaning that Amazon have promoted and popularized this product. Despite the fact it is not on Amazon anymore spice is still easily found and picked up MUCH cheaper than cannabis. It is also much stronger and much more dangerous than Cannabis.
I actually tried some a few years back before I knew what it was. A kid approached me in Wolverhampton when I was walking my dog. He noticed I was smoking a spliff as I regularly did when I was walking the dog. He told me that he could not get weed but they was selling this stuff in a shop in Wolverhampton and passed me a bag of it. It looked similar to weed but I remember it was darker and did not smell nothing like weed. He pulled out a spliff he had rolled and asked me to try some. I had a couple of hits and I remember being surprised of how strong it was considering it was being sold legally on Amazon and in shops in Wolverhampton city center. The effects it gave me were cannabis like effects but lucky enough for me I only had a couple of little hits of it.
I have since been educated about this drug and this is a truly dangerous drug. In fact the hospital local to me say that they have seen five deaths in one year as a direct result of this drug. The real numbers will (as always) be much worse than that as they were not even including accidents that people may have had after taking this stuff. Amazon should be forced in to paying HUGE AMOUNTS compensation for this. This drug has had such of a negative impact on the poor (looking for a cheap alternative to cannabis) and many families around the country have lost people to this drug.
I’m not only talking about the homeless and the poor but also the millions of Amazon customers that would have assumed that if Amazon are selling it it must be safe.
Synthetic marijuana users report experiences similar to those produced by natural marijuana — elevated mood, relaxation, and altered perception. Often, the effects can be stronger than those of natural marijuana due to the synthesized chemicals. Some users report psychotic effects like extreme anxiety, paranoia, and hallucinations.
Amazon have removed the products from their website but the damage has already been done! Thanks to Amazon this extremely dangerous product is now being used all over the country on a disturbing scale. The damage this drug has already caused is shocking and unseen by the masses and its going to get worse. Many of the homeless are currently using this drug because of its low cost and easy access.