Drugs known as “K2” are synthetic substances, meaning they are manufactured products created
to mimic the mind-altering senses of other drugs. Many places consider K2 and other synthetic
drugs like “new psychoactive substances” because they are unregulated and often re-enter the
market with slight changes in their chemical formulas to circumvent laws.
Popularly known as K2 or Spice, they consist of cannabinoids and comprise chemically formulated
versions of synthetic marijuana consisting of THC manufactured in a laboratory.
K2 is a blend of spices and herbs usually sprayed with a synthetic compound chemically similar
to THC, the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana
K2 herbal incense is sold in little shiny plastic packets that cost between two and five dollars. What
is most striking is its effects, which can be harmful.
Internet purchases of this product can be dangerous because it is usually unknown where the
products come from or how much of the chemicals are present in the organic material.
K2 spray is prepared from dried plant material injected with an engineered cannabinoid. Designed
cannabinoids are manufactured mixtures that help the brain’s cannabinoid receptors in a manner
corresponding to Delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the active substance responsible for the
effects of marijuana.
People who use Spice report sensations like marijuana are a plant containing cannabinoids,
mixtures of mixtures. K2 and Flavor are two names used to represent a combination of recipes
known as engineered cannabinoids. They are made from dried plant materials that have been
sprinkled with mind-altering manufactured substances.
Additionally, K2 herbal incense comes in a liquid structure that can deteriorate in e-cigarettes. It
is also smoked through pipes, in joints, or made into tea. In its liquid form, K2 is then sprayed on
plants, paper, or fibers. The effects of smoking Spice can duplicate the sensation of smoking
marijuana. Therefore, this substance is usually sold as plant matter.
The drug was in legal limbo and commonly found in neighborhood stores in New York’s troubled
Despite causing much controversy, almost all States accept K2. By 2020, k2 containing any
synthetic cannabinoid is legal in all but the following States: Arkansas (AK), Colorado (CO), Idaho
(ID), Kansas (KS), Louisiana (LA), Minnesota (MN), Missouri (MO), Mississippi (MS), Montana
(MT), Nebraska (Nebraska), North Carolina (NC), North Dakota (ND), Oklahoma (OK), Oregon
(OR), Tennessee (TN), Texas (TX), Utah (UT), Virginia (VA), and West Virginia (WV)
The most popular way to consume synthetic cannabinoids is to smoke the dried plant material or
boil the product as tea. However, when available in liquid form, consumers can inhale the product
through an electronic cigarette (“vape” device).
Typically, these products are purchased at marijuana-related stores, tobacco stores, various retail
businesses, and online and marketed as “incense” or “fake weed.”
Because the chemical composition of various synthetic cannabinoid products is unknown and can
change from batch to batch. These products may contain substances that cause drastically different
effects than the consumer might expect.
Most users of synthetic cannabinoids smoke the dried matter of the plant. That dried matter sprayed
with synthetic cannabinoids is also sometimes mixed with marijuana or drunk as tea. Other people
buy these substances in liquid form, which they vaporize in electronic cigarettes.
Liquid synthetic weed is made in a laboratory, as are many other new substances that emulate
banned drugs and are known as “research chemicals.” Once the cannabinoids are synthesized that
people dissolve in acetone or ethanol. This liquid is used to produce a synthetic marijuana spray
used to spray-dried leaves of other plants.
K2 is usually a mixture of marijuana-like herbs sprayed with a synthetic cannabis chemical spray,
which contains a synthetic version of tetrahydrocannabinol, the principal psychoactive constituent