Spice (synthetic cannabis or K2) is an alternative drug used to supplement marijuana availability. Its ingredients are generally a collection of medicinal herbs packed together usually made ready to smoke. Using substances for the sole purpose of attaining an elevated level of high is still considered drug abuse. Just as modeling glue is not an illegal drug, but abusing it by sniffing it is an illegal abusive practice. Additionally, many states have placed bans on the many different active ingredient variations of spice and legislation is close behind. For all purposes both use and possession of spice in many states has become illegal.
Spice has also been linked to spikes in psychosis. Here those whom may have previous issues with forms of psychosis may have these issues triggered in a stronger form. Spice has also been said to cause severe agitation and in some cases vomiting from prolonged use. It actually has a much longer list of ailments even than that of its cousin, marijuana. Although it doesn’t show up positive on a drug test, it is becoming a more commonly tested-for substance in the United States.
Using spice for long periods of time has also been linked to narcotic like withdrawal symptoms, however the extent of these effects has not been well documented. In any case, being high for an extended period of time and suddenly becoming sober will leave questionable affects on the mind. This is for the simple fact that emotions and responsibilities were not processed in a normal fashion while under the affect of the drug. Spice can be argued to be even more addictive than marijuana. It has many undocumented affects and is considered illegal in many states.