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NIDA Info Facts: Spice

NIDA Info Facts: Spice

PUBLICATION YEAR

2011

RESOURCE TYPES

Fact Sheet

COURT TYPES

Adult Drug Court

Resource Description

This document examines a growing designer drug that is sweeping the globe: “Spice.” This drug is used to describe a diverse family of herbal mixtures marketed under many names, including K2, fake marijuana, Yucatan Fire, Skunk, Moon Rocks, and others. These products contain dried, shredded plant material and presumably, chemical additives that are responsible for their psychoactive (mind-altering) effects. Spice mixtures are sold in many countries in head shops, gas stations, and via the Internet, although their sale and use are illegal throughout most European countries. Easy access has likely contributed to Spice’s popularity. While Spice products are labeled “not for human consumption,” they are marketed to people who are interested in herbal alternatives to marijuana (cannabis).

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Spice Fact Sheet.pdf

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