If you have been smoking Spice, you will notice that it is greatly similar to cannabis. The flavors are wonderful and the ultimate feeling after smoking is like no other. Heightened sense of sounds, colors and patterns are familiar sensations to Spice smokers. Other effects include relaxation and calmness.
The once legal high that you knew and loved is actually now banned. Spice has been a very controversial substance ever since it appeared on the market. People smoked it as an alternative to cannabis but the effects and the physical makeup of the substance is extremely similar to cannabis. This obviously raised questions for regulators.
Today, Spice is considered a medicinal product and it is illegal to import, sell or market. New Zealand, Austira, Germany and France have made Spice illegal for a long time and the United States has been regulating it. Now the product is completely banned.
Spice, which has been sold as a legal high, actually contains an illegal substance which is why it is banned. After many tests were conducted in New Zealand, the results showed that Spice actually contains the 1,1-dimethyloctyl homologue of the substance CP 47,497. This is a synthetic substance that is similar to the active ingredient of cannabis.
HU-210 is a chemical that is pharmacologically and structurally similar to an active ingredient in marijuana and has been reported to be found in the herbal blend known as Spice. This chemical is responsible for the psychoactive effects of Spice. The chemical was long discovered in marijuana in 1988, but it continues to be used in other products, such as Spice. Drug Regulation agencies are actively trying to put an end to the marketing, importing, exporting and selling of Spice due to the active ingredients found.
What is Spice?
Spice is the name given to the herbal blend that contains a combination of plants and herbs and was once the legal alternative to cannabis. Some of the ingredients in Spice include Canavalia maritima, Scutellaria nana, Leonotis leonurus, Nelumbo nucifera and so on. Many of the herbs and plants in Spice have been used by ritualistic cultures in the past for spiritual, religious and medicinal purposes.
When smokes, the effects of Spice have been almost the same as actual cannabis. In fact, the effects have lasted even longer, which is one reason why many people continued using the blend. There are three different packages of Spice and these have included Spice, Spice Gold and Spice Diamond.
Today, Spice has been added on the list of illegal substances in the market and this is something that Spice users should be aware of. It is important to be safe from the regulations at hand.