In the 2014/2015 school year, 7% of the high school students and 5% of the middle school students (2,000 students surveyed) who took the Community Teen Norms Survey reporting using synthetic drugs in the past 30-days.
What is synthetic (man-made) marijuana or herbal incense? “Spice” or “K-2” are just two most common names for the products. Other product names are Genie, Yucatan Fire, King Krypto, Mr. Nice Guy, K-3, Red Magic, Blueberry Medication and Super Skunk.
How is it used? Instead of burning the incense as a fragrance, some people smoke it as a drug.
How common is it? Poison Information Centers receive calls from people who become ill on Spice. In 2010, there were 2,906 cases in the USA and 252 in Florida. In 2011, there were 6,995 cases in the USA and 498 in Florida. This is an increase of people who became ill in Florida from the products of 98% in one year.
Agination (extreme nervousness)
Increased blood pressure
Seizures (in rare cases)
Bath Salts What are Bath Salts? “Bath Salts” is the most common term referring to a set of synthetic drugs also sold as “Plant Food” which is labeled “not for human consumption.” Common product names include: Ivory Wave, Vanilla Sky, Zoom2, Pixie Dust, Sextacy, Ocean Burst, Purple Rain, Hurricane Charlie and many more. The products were rumored to be legal substitutes for amphetamine or cocaine.
How is it used? Instead of bring used as plant food, they are snorted, shot up, or mixed food and drink
How common are they? Throughout the USA, Poison Centers have been tracking calls about bath salts. In 2010, there were 303 cases in the USA and 23 in Florida. In 2011, there were 6,072 cases in the USA and 165 in Florida. This is an increase of people who became ill in Florida from the products of 617% in one year.