Let’s Be Blunt

Release Date:  Monday, July 11, 2016

Contact:  Whitney Abbott, Substance Abuse Prevention Coordinator
402-336-2406 x218
whitney@ncdhd.ne.gov

Marijuana PicThe North Central District Health Department and the Area Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition would like to inform the public that K2 or “Spice” is a synthetic marijuana created in laboratories. People using K2 have reported the following side effects: psychotic episodes, panic, withdrawal, and dependence. “K2 increases heart rate and increases blood pressure. It appears to store in the body for long periods of time, and therefore the long-term effects on humans are not fully know. The use of this substance has been identified as a reason for emergency room visits and calls to poison control centers.”

Source: “SPICE” Publishers Group West, LLC 2014

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