Study: Spice, K2 can poison, even kil...

Study: Spice, K2 can poison, even kill you

There are 23 comments on the Marine Corps Times story from May 11, 2012, titled Study: Spice, K2 can poison, even kill you. In it, Marine Corps Times reports that:

A new report from the American College of Emergency Physicians confirms what the Pentagon, Drug Enforcement Administration and medical officials have been telling troops since 2009: Spice, K2 and other synthetic cannabinoids are bad for your health.

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JustSomeGuy

Bullhead City, AZ

#1 May 17, 2012
Hello, I had smoked k2/Spice before with my a few of my friends because they had drug tests coming up at work, and couldn't smoke weed because it would show up on the test. The first few times were pretty alright, at first it felt just like weed. The thing is though that it wasn't uplifting, it didn't make me feel happy like when I smoked the real green, just messed with my head. The next time I smoked it, I didn't recognize one of my friends I knew for years, and so I just wanted to turn off the lights and go back to bed because it was tripping me out. The next few times I smoked were pretty nice with no real problems. Then one day I smoked with a friend, and we smoked it out of a bong. I didn't get a good hit the first time, so my friend was like "You won't get high from that", so then I took an extremely HUGE hit, and just kept clearing it all in one breath and cleared an entire bowl of it. My friend was like "Holy sh*t" and then I started saying "I shouldn't have done that, I'm going to be way too high.", and I kept repeating that. Then I noticed the walls narrowing and getting closer together and I had no idea where I was and it felt really scary. The next part I don't remember because I blacked out and apparently had a "psychotic episode" , but my friends who were there told me what had happened. One moment I looked fine saying I took way too big of hit, and the next I just went silent, then out of nowhere just shot up in my chair screaming and shouting at the top of my lungs. My friends said they couldn't exactly make out what I was saying, it was mostly just noises that you'd normally hear a mentally handicapped person make, a lot of moaning, and my eyes were rolled up. The next thing I remember was on the floor out of my chair, I apparently convulsed like I was having a seizure and fell to the floor. This part was actually decently fun, because I literally felt like I was on a roller coaster, I could even hear the sounds and everything (which I later found out was the sound of my friends closing the garage door because of how loud I was screaming and it was late at night). But after a while I calmed down a bit, and then things started getting REALLY bad. My friend lifted me up off the floor and put me on the couch. I just sat there in a blank stare and then I started hearing this terrible loud buzzing noise that sounded like an old water-cooler, or a generator. Then I lost complete sense of all reality, and I entered this extremely terrifying state where I felt like I had jumped off a building and I was falling but I was like a movie skipping as I was falling, repeating over and over. Visually, I remember seeing myself stuck in a 90 degree angel like I was falling and there was nothing but blackness around me, but it looked like I was looking through a kaleidoscope. It was the worst thing I had ever felt, I just remember feeling like I wanted nothing more than to die and that I couldn't die even thought I wanted to. Then I remember seeing a random hallucination of a cactus, and then I started coming out of it and I hard started puking but I didn't realize it, so I was apparently choking on my own vomit, luckily my friends were still there and grabbed a dog bowl and leaned me over. Once I was done puking, I felt more sober and I just remember telling my friend "Never again" before I passed out. The whole next day I was sick and puking. Since that experience I have had memory loss and random feelings of confusion and trouble recognizing people and family I have known for years, and I just don't feel all together. And now, whenever I smoke real weed, it doesn't feel the same and I never get a euphoric feeling, and I get paranoid more. Also, I later found out that the "buzzing noise" I was hearing could have possibly been a lack of oxygen getting to my brain. It's worth mentioning though that my Mother is schizophrenic, and I have a family history of mental illness. I'm never smoking that stuff again.
Anonymous

United States

#2 Jun 18, 2012
I've had the same experience as you^ It felt really horrible because I took huge hits repeatedly. I wanted to die! Actually at one point I was laying down and I felt like I was dying. I started freaking out and imagining things I had never seen before and i would start arguin with mydelf in my head. Its like I was conpletely dead on thee outside but on the inside everythibg was,... wrong. I wanted to get off the high really bad because it was the worst feeling. I thought I was never going to feel reality anymore. When It went done I got so happy. Now, the max, i take one big hit abd I'm good for the night. All the advice I have for people that smoke it is,... know the limit. I would hate for others to feel this horrible feeling. Have fun with it but becareful.
Anonymous

United States

#3 Jun 18, 2012
Alot of mispells sorry messed up keyboard:/
Anonymous

Burbank, CA

#4 Nov 26, 2012
I just had a similar episode, I had been somking spice regularly, the brand "Godfather" - I noticed that each bottle I bought would always produce different effects. This Saturday 11/24, I was in a casino, just smoked, as usual, went to buy a strawberry shake, sat down to drink it, then I woke up on the floor paramedics over me. Some people said I stood up and started to walk, then collapsed backwards, smashing my head on 2 stools. They said my arms were ridged, up perpendicular to my body. I remember having a loss of hearing, crackling and ringing before I passed out. I am never smoking that again. I wish they would leagalize marijuana so people aren't trying things that may kill them.
Maxwell

Las Vegas, NV

#6 Dec 30, 2012
Hi, my name Max & I live in Las Vegas. I smoked spice about 2-3 days ago which I've been regularly smoking for about 4 months. For some reason this last time was different. I experienced a very scary sensation throughout my body. After 30 mins or so I calmed down, but the back of my head started feeling tight & numb. Now 2 or 3 days after the fact, the back if my head down to my neck still feels numb. Sometimes I get dizzy & I've been waking up out of my sleep from what I can only describe as minor seizures I guess. Are there any other spice/K2 users who have experienced this??? Please let me know. I would go to the ER but I have NO MEDICAL INSURANCE, and last time I went to the hospital for something just as SERIOUS AS THIS, I was in the waiting room for 22 hours before I saw somebody.
John

Martin, OH

#8 Jan 29, 2013
Maxwell wrote:
Hi, my name Max & I live in Las Vegas. I smoked spice about 2-3 days ago which I've been regularly smoking for about 4 months. For some reason this last time was different. I experienced a very scary sensation throughout my body. After 30 mins or so I calmed down, but the back of my head started feeling tight & numb. Now 2 or 3 days after the fact, the back if my head down to my neck still feels numb. Sometimes I get dizzy & I've been waking up out of my sleep from what I can only describe as minor seizures I guess. Are there any other spice/K2 users who have experienced this??? Please let me know. I would go to the ER but I have NO MEDICAL INSURANCE, and last time I went to the hospital for something just as SERIOUS AS THIS, I was in the waiting room for 22 hours before I saw somebody.


I have been experiencing the same thing as far as the numb tight sensation on the back of my head. It has been over a week and it hasn't went away.
beth hamilton

Texarkana, TX

#11 May 20, 2013
hi
dan

Auckland, New Zealand

#12 Jul 2, 2013
hey guys r yous alright now im just saying this becasuse im experincing the same sort of thing but on my hole body it like im at 80 percent .inve been smoking it for about 6 months now and al of a sudin it done that also feel a bit clumsy at times.its been 5 days and it still the same mybe slightley better. but i only stoped smoking it two days ago cause i wasnt shor if it was the k2 cause my eyes were abit saw as well thought it may be th flew but im neva smoking that shit again if u guys got betta can u reply cheers. ive also got withdralls from it so im sweeting and shacking wich doesnt help the sich. i was also looking up toxic poisining symptems and these were some of them. wat my of happend is long term exposure to that k2 shit and the toxins must build up untill the body cant handle it any more
korday

Mesa, AZ

#13 Jul 28, 2013
I tried godfather spice for the first time and i almost died! I heard evil voices saying this is it ! I lost my breathe i also heard voices saying kill yourself!
coy

Ashburn, VA

#14 Aug 7, 2013
okay stop being littel school girls and get high. yall sound like little girls with a big diuck in ur butt. jeeze stfu
stop b4 it to late

Phoenix, AZ

#15 Oct 3, 2013
You dumb ass! Just quit its not that hard! If your life depends on it then you need to stop. Go for a long run and then you will have a runners high and you will get fit
Steph

United States

#17 Dec 23, 2013
I had a hella nasty experience. I took one hit , The homie was all like "Hold it in" n I let it go cause I really dnt mess w tht bt it hit me fast af n I felt so stupid I dnt remember the whole tthing bt the homie n his girl were telling me tht I was being a bbitch n telling themthey cnt smoke my weed n just being hella rude n like 20 mins later I had to throw up bad n I had a huge hheadache. Personally I rather smoke weed its waaaay better yhan hallucinating n vomiting etc.
daniella

Houston, TX

#18 Jan 8, 2014
Okay so I tried spice just once which was yesterday and I also smoke weed but I bearly started on weed like 4 months ago so I'm kinda like a newbie. So yesterday my friend said she got stuff from utah and wanted me to try and so I did. We did it at lunch and we used an orange to smoke it and I felt it after the first hit and took another one and got even more high!!! After that I felt unreal. I felt like a doll, like if someone was controlling me. Then I didn't recognize who my friends where. I also felt like what's the point and making of life? It also felt like a video game,I felt like running into the street, get ran over, and I would just pixelate back to life.... this shit is trippy af!!! Never trying this shit again and don't recommend it to anyone unless your trying to get yourself killed!!!
mike

New York, NY

#19 Feb 24, 2014
Ok so i been smoking k2 non stop for 5 years.its like weed to me.only time i tripped out was my first few times.after that just get a weed high.on the other hand,I've tried to quit and the withdrawl is worse than anything I've ever encountered.vomiting..diarrhea ..massive headaches that last the whole day..the list goes on but these seem to be the worst.I've quit for a month once and tried weed again but i went broke trying to get high because k2 kills all thc levels in your system.a month later and kush has a 2 minute effect on me?..weird.I've read up on this k2 crap and i can't seem to find a str8 answer on this.I've read ppl have died..ppl have lost their minds..i even have friends who've told me stories about ppl dieing because of this drug but nobody can link it to the actual drug itself.i know this feeling in my brain is not normal and I've been feeling weird throughout my whole body lately.Im just scared to get my brain checked because i know what their going to tell me won't be good.i recommend that nobody smokes this crap.once in awhile is ok but constant use is not good what so ever.with all this being said.only ppl I've ever bought this from are the same ppl were at war with so you do the math.anyway u cut the pie its still rotten.4/20 or don't smoke.there must be a reason the gov legalizing weed everywhere since k2 came out.they must know something we don't.all in all Im no doctor or anything Im just going by my personal experience.btw i haven't smoked since i woke up and my brain is killing me and its now 5:26am the next day and Im still wide awake.smh
mike

New York, NY

#20 Feb 24, 2014
..oh and for the record most everything in k2 is natural.the empty bag of ak-47 i have here says as follows:: proprietary blend of cut and sifted raspberry leaf,sunflower,natural oils along with other natural herbs and spices.shouldn't smoke everything that says natural tho.some stuff just shouldn't be used in certain ways. any problems please contact the poison control 1-800-222-1222.
mike

Yonkers, NY

#21 Mar 3, 2014
Anonymous wrote:
I've had the same experience as you^ It felt really horrible because I took huge hits repeatedly. I wanted to die! Actually at one point I was laying down and I felt like I was dying. I started freaking out and imagining things I had never seen before and i would start arguin with mydelf in my head. Its like I was conpletely dead on thee outside but on the inside everythibg was,... wrong. I wanted to get off the high really bad because it was the worst feeling. I thought I was never going to feel reality anymore. When It went done I got so happy. Now, the max, i take one big hit abd I'm good for the night. All the advice I have for people that smoke it is,... know the limit. I would hate for others to feel this horrible feeling. Have fun with it but becareful.
felt like my brain was stroking out
Ananymous

Lancaster, CA

#22 Mar 5, 2014
I think spice is abused. If you only smoke it every now and then, your straight as fuck. If you smoke it all day all the time it fucks with you> My boyfriend smokes it more than I smoke weed.(I smoke weed every hour) and he is okay so far but he has had friend have horrible trips. Personally, I like spice. It makes me think in ways ive never been able to. If your gonna smoke it make sure you know your limits and surround your self in a good environment. Also make sure you have people that are sober to take care of you if God forbid something happens.
nobody

United States

#23 Mar 6, 2014
My experience was quite different to yours, it was my first time doing anything. My friends were all passing a blunt around they all knew i wouldn't touch it and didn't bother me about it. But one day they were doing it and i asked if i could try it. It was K2. I took a hit. And couldn't stop coughing afterwards, my friend laughed "man that was a weak hit" then it got weird. Like my skin got ice cold and i could feel myself shaking but i couldn't at the same time.
Suddenly i Was standing and my friend was infront of me touching my face. Saying stuff but i couldn't hear her. I couldn't remember who she or i was. It felt like i was at a movie theater and i couldn't take my eyes off the screen.
My friend kept hitting my face then it was like shit went down i started screaming like their faces morphed together sorta they looked like aliens i guess i lost it. I dont remember but they said i stood on top of a chair crying repeating "i come in peace" multiple times. Then i fainted
I woke up and everything was weird. My body felt fuzzy i kept having strange dreams.
Dee

United States

#24 Mar 6, 2014
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Ganjasmoker

Auburndale, FL

#25 Apr 21, 2014
I smoked a few bowls Of k2 and I never tripped and I took huge hits and inhaled all I remember was thinking a lot to myself and then I kept falling asleep for along time. But maybe because it was a different kind of spice it was called bullet 5gm anyways maybe different kinds gives u different effects

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