Beyond the short-term effects mentioned, an increase in blood pressure, as well as seizures, tremors, and anxiety, have been noted in synthetic marijuana users. Whether these observed symptoms will have lasting effects, particularly on adolescents and young adult users, is not yet known. Of course, smoking any substance could have negative effects on the lungs. "The problem with JWH-018 (a synthetic cannabinoid compound) is that absolutely nothing is known regarding its toxicity or metabolites," says John Huffman, who helped develop the JWH-018 chemical.
"Therefore, it is potentially dangerous and should not be used." JWH-018 is also known as 1-Pentyl-3-(1-naphthyl) indole and is one of the Schedule I controlled substances listed with the DEA. Recently, a version of synthetic marijuana was laced with rat poison, causing uncontrolled bleeding in hundreds of people and killing several others who ingested the tainted products. If you or a loved one has used synthetic marijuana and begin experiencing severe, unexplained bleeding or bruising, call 911 or asked a loved one to take you to the hospital immediately. These are all signs of contaminated cannabinoid products. If you are a parent of a young adult, it pays to know the behaviors and physical effects of using fake weed. While exhibiting one or two of these signs might not mean that your child is using, they are all strong indicators of drug use and should be taken seriously. Burning incense Buying or using eye drops Possessing dried plants or herbs Having rolling papers or vape pens Receiving suspicious packages in the mail Displaying unusual or secretive behaviors. Restlessness Red or irritated eyes Pale complexion Acting confused.
Perhaps one of the biggest misconceptions about herbal bud is that it is "natural marijuana." It is not; it is created from any of several hundred man-made synthetic chemicals that are sprayed onto the chopped plant material. Synthetic marijuana is also far more potent, containing TCH analogs or synthetic cannabinoids that can be up to 600 times more potent than THC found in marijuana. Often, additives, toxic impurities, and other types of drugs are also found in fake weed products. Regularly using “fake weed” can result in increased tolerance, or needing more and more of the drug to experience the same high. If you regularly use synthetic cannabinoids, you can also become both physically and psychologically dependent. This means if you stop abruptly, you'll likely experience withdrawal symptoms. Since the chemical composition of fake weed is unknown and can change from batch to batch, tolerance, dependence, and withdrawal may also vary. How long synthetic cannabinoids stay in your system depends on several factors, including the type, how it is administered (i.e., inhaled or ingested), amount consumed, and frequency of use. Since these synthetic drugs don't trigger a positive result on most standard urine drug tests , many people turn to these drugs in an attempt to avoid positive drug screens for employment, rehab, or legal reasons. Long-term, regular use of synthetic cannabinoids can lead to addiction. If you have a history of mental illness or a substance use disorder, the risk of addiction is even greater. In addition to building up a tolerance and experiencing symptoms of withdrawal, other signs of synthetic cannabinoid addiction can include: You use more than intended, even after telling yourself that you’ll only “take a few hits.” You are unable to cut down or stop and have likely failed numerous times at quitting. You spend lots of time getting high, often at the expense of spending time with loved ones or doing activities you once enjoyed. You continue to use despite any problems with family and friends, employment, or legal troubles. You depend on the drug to “relax” or for creativity. Symptoms of synthetic weed withdrawal can range from mild to severe, depending on how frequent and how long you have been using, and include the following: Headache Severe anxiety Depression Irritability. If you suspect that someone you love is using synthetic marijuana, the most important thing you can do is spend time with them, communicate the dangers of fake weed, and watch for any signs of use. While behavioral therapies and medications have yet to be specifically tested for the treatment of synthetic cannabinoid addiction, a health care professional can work with you and your loved one to safely detox from the drug as well as identify and treat any co-occurring mental illness. In addition to getting a recommendation from a trusted health care professional, the Partnership at DrugFree.org has a helpline and tips so families know what to ask when vetting a rehab. If you or a loved one are struggling with substance use or addiction, contact the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) National Helpline at 1-800-662-4357 for information on support and treatment facilities in your area. For more mental health resources, see our National Helpline Database.
The food is awesome, baked goods are delicious, and lots of yummy things to buy from their store. The Earth offer well designed healthy choices for everyone but all the food is vegetarian. The place has a great deli kind of vibe and I loved going here.
We thought it was closed, I think the "open" sign wasn't even on, but hubby was hungry and told me to stop anyway. It's surrounded on both sides by houses, could be easy to miss and front parking is limited, so take the drive/entry to the right of the building and go around back to park. Okay, I didn't just have cake, I also had a Reuben sandwich. We loved it, even though later I realized that even though I subbed the cheese out for avocado slices-no extra charge - the thousand island dressing is not vegan. That vegan lavender cake alone makes me want to go back.