What is spice?
Synthetic (man-made) drug that provides a high effect similar to marijuana. It contains a mixture of plant materials and unregulated chemicals.
Often coated with unknown toxic chemicals, causing a dangerous and unpredictable high.
WHAT DOES IT LOOK LIKE?
Looks similar to potpourri and is often sold in small bags or containers with small leaves.
- Yucatan Fire
- Red X
- Black Mamba
- Fake Weed
- Mr. Nice Guy
- Herbal Incense
HOW IS IT used?
Mainly by smoking through a pipe or joint, but is sometimes mixed with food or liquids.
- increased heart rate
- increased blood pressure
- vomiting and convulsions
- numbness and tingling
- tremors and seizures
- panic attacks
- agitation and aggression
Spice and Bath Salts are illegal to sell and possess in the state of Hawai'i.
ACT 29: all retailers or persons in possession of spice and bath salts products are in violation of state law and may be prosecuted for possession or distribution of a schedule 1 controlled substance.
* Now considered a class B felony, violators can be prosecuted for up to 10 years or pay a $10,000 fine.
Sources: Office of National Drug Control Policy Synthetic Marijuana Fact Sheet (12/11), Iowa Department of Mental Health Synthetic Marijuana Fact Sheet, DEA K2/ Spice Drug Fact Sheet, "Popular Drug Spice is Now Illegal" KHON2 News (04/12), ACT 29: State of Hawaii Department of Public Safety, "Synthetic Drugs Offer Dangerous High" via Hawaii News Now (01/12), "Spice Traps Troops" Star Advertiser (04/11), " Legal High Becomes Horrible Dream" Joe Gould via Army Times.