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Synthetic Cannabinoids (K2/Spice)

photo of a K2 packetCourtesy of Coolidge Youth Coalition

Brief Description

Synthetic cannabinoids are human-made mind-altering chemicals that are either sprayed on dried, shredded plant material so they can be smoked or sold as liquids to be vaporized and inhaled in e-cigarettes and other devices. These products are also known as herbal or liquid incense. Read the DrugFacts

Statistics and Trends

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Monitoring the Future Study: Trends in Prevalence of K2/Spice (Synthetic Marijuana) for 8th Graders, 10th Graders, and 12th Graders; 2017 (in percent)*
Drug Time Period 8th Graders 10th Graders 12th Graders
K2/Spice (Synthetic Marijuana) Past Year [2.00] 2.70 3.70

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This page was last updated April 2016

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    NIDA. (2016, April 7). Synthetic Cannabinoids (K2/Spice). Retrieved from https://www.drugabuse.gov/drugs-abuse/synthetic-cannabinoids-k2spice

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