Buckley’s Renewal Center now offers Testing For Synthetic Marijuana also sold under names such as K2, K3 Legal,Spice, Syn, Haze, Cloud Nine and many others. Please recognise that conventional drug testss for THC will not detect these synthetic cannabinoids. Effective March 1, 2011, the possession and distribution of 5 synthetic cannabinoid compounds became illegal in the United States per an emergency ban by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
Synthetic cannabinoids are chemical compounds that mimic the effect of THC than is the main active component in Marijuana. Like THC, these bind to cannabinoid receptors in the brain and are intended as therapeutic agents for the treatment of pain.
Though synthetic marijuana does not contain THC it produces effects similar to marijuana. Some of these synthetic cannabinoids are reported to be 4 to 100 times more potent than marijuana.
Buckleys also offers testing for Bath Salts.These synthetic stimulants are produced in clandestine labs and sold online or available at smoke shops. Promoted as “bath salts,” “research chemicals,” or “plant food,” product labeling attempts to circumvent regulation by suggesting they are not for human consumption. Additionally, some forms of designer stimulants may be sold as “legal” MDMA (Legal X), or sold and veiled as
How Is Spice Abused?
Some Spice products are sold as “incense” but resemble potpourri rather than popular, more familiar incense products (common forms include short cones or long, thin sticks). Like marijuana, Spice is abused mainly by smoking. Sometimes Spice is mixed with marijuana or is prepared as an herbal infusion for drinking.