First introduced for sale in the early 2000’s, it was believed that the mixture had contained legal herbs. In 2008, Laboratory analysis showed that this was in fact not the case, and that these blends contain synthetic cannabinoids much similar to those found in cannabis.
It is often marketed as either ”herbal incense” or as a “herbal smoking blend”. It does not produce a positive result in a drug test for cannabis, but can be detected in urine by its metabolites.
Research on this is now becoming available showing that its side effects may include psychosis, which in some cases may be prolonged. It also shows that it is also may worsen stable psychotic disorders, and have the ability to trigger a chronic psychotic disorder in individuals who have family history of mental illness.
No official studies have been conducted on its effects on humans. Though effects are not well-documented, extreme doses may cause effects that are not noted with cannabis users, such as increase agitation and vomiting.. Heart attacks and convulsions were also associated with the use of this drug.
Synthetic Cannabis Street Names
- Black Mamba
- Bombay Blue
- Fake Weed
- Yucatan Fire
- Moon Rocks