Synthetic Drugs & Legalizing Medical Marijuana – Thursday, April 30, 2015
Another name for cannabinoid is “spice.” Spice is used more by young people in their teens to mid-twenties. Chemicals such as rat poison and insecticide are in spice. Jeanna Marraffa, Clinical Toxicologist, says the real concern is that they do not know exactly what is in these products.
Spice is sold under a variety of times such as K-2, fake weed, moon rocks, etc. and some are even labeled, “not for human consumption.”
Impact of Spice:
- elevated mood
- altered perception
- rapid heart rate
- raises blood pressure
- reduces blood supply to the heart
- heart attack
Medical marijuana is legal in Delaware and Maryland. In Virginia, the law allows use of medical marijuana only for cancer and glaucoma. Pet owners can now purchase cannabis edibles as a natural pain reliever and anti-inflammatory supplement. The product has a low percentage of THC and are not intended for human consumption.
Dr. Merten Pearson, Veterinarian, says he does not like that pets are being used as guinea pigs for this product.