Synthetic marijuana, sometimes sold under the trade name “Spice” has been rising in popularity because real marijuana is illegal and expensive. A large Maryland Spice lab was busted last week.
Trouble is the product is unregulated and possibly dangerous. It’s just an assortment of chemicals sprayed onto other chemicals. Spice-related hospitalizations are up – most recently in Georgia, where 8 people were hospitalized after smoking synthetic marijuana called “Crazy Clown.”
A similar situation existed during Prohibition, when alcohol was illegal. Thousands died from bathtub gin and other home brews. Spice is not marijuana. It’s chemical crap.