Have you heard the word “Spice”? What comes in your mind when you hear such word? Well, for chefs, spices are substances that adds flavor to their food while for drug addicts, spice is a drug that can make their world go round and round. Spice is actually a brand name for a synthetic cannabis product. Another known brand is K2. Synthetic cannabis is a psychoactive herbal and chemical product that is made from different legal herbs which imitate the effects of cannabis. Today, many countries banned this product and declare it illegal. What are the effects of spice and how long does spice stay in your system?
Spice is a combination of legal herbal which renders mild effects to its users when used individually but a different effect (cannabis-like effect) when used as one. The ingredients of spice are as follows: Nymphaea caerulea, Canavalia maritime, Pedicularis densiflora, Scutellaria nana, Zornia latifolia, Nelumbonucifera, Leonotis leonurus, and Leonurus sibiricus.
Spice is commonly smoked. Its effect can be experienced just within seconds after it was smoked and can last for a maximum of three hours. The effects of spice are the following: dry mouth, blood shut eyes, increase heart rate, muscle relaxation, decrease intra-ocular pressure, cold or hot hands and feet, euphoria, heightened humor appreciation, enhanced memory, increase sensitivity to sensations, anxiety, paranoia, nostalgia, decrease libido, distorted perception of space and time, hallucinations (auditory or visual), depersonalization, derealisation and decrease in reflexes and attention.
The usage of spice can be very addictive and could destroy one’s life. Even though cannabis has no toxic level, its effect in the body could still be very detrimental especially if the body is exposed to it for a long time already. Cannabis use is actually one of the many reasons why one goes out of rational thinking and falls off behind bars. The addictive part of cannabis usage can be so strong that pushes one to do things that he/she does not usually do.
Generally, spice stays in the system for about 5 hours and can be seen in the urine for up to 3 days. That is the reason why urine is used to check for illegal drug in the body.
For those who smoke spice, STOP. It is certain that the effects of spice could make your life happy but that happiness is only for a short time. Behind the happy feature that the spice brings lays a darker side of damaged life. There are professionals or specialists that can be consulted in order to help you win over spice addiction. Start off by accepting that you are addicted to it and admit that it does not bring good things in your life but instead damaged and an unhappy life.