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In an era where fentanyl poisoning is on the rise, people are becoming increasingly aware of the dangers of outsourced marijuana, cannabis, and other recreational drugs. Cannabis, although legal in 19 states, still poses a health risk (sometimes even deadly) when not obtained from a reputable seller.
Synthetic cannabis products have emerged as a cheaper alternative, created by spraying or coating plant material with synthetic cannabinoids or chemicals that mimic the effects of THC, the psychoactive compound in natural cannabis. Let’s examine why laboratory-made, synthetic cannabis threatens the nation.
People are often unaware that an overdose of cannabis is possible, especially if it is not pharmaceutical-grade, 100% natural, or full-spectrum. Synthetic cannabinoids are artificially-made chemicals that bind to the same receptors in the brain as THC. The (big) difference is that synthetic cannabinoids can be up to 100 times more potent than natural THC, making them dangerous and unpredictable. When a drug is unpredictable, the dosage is almost always incorrect. When a dosage is overshot with synthetic or laced cannabis, it can give the victim a dangerous rush of chemicals to the brain that can cause hallucinations, rapid heart rate, vomiting, seizures, and even death. None are the normal effects of natural cannabis. With a natural product like a full-spectrum oil tincture, CBD relief cream, or bottle of CBD gummies with less than 0.3% of THC, you are safe.
When laced cannabis or marijuana is smoked or consumed, unknown chemicals enter the system and wreak havoc on the body. Synthetic cannabis, also known as “spice” or “K2,” is typically untested and has a combination of highly potent compounds. Even worse, synthetic cannabis can be laced with fentanyl, glass, and even rat poison. Here are some other linked substances that can be hiding in your cannabis:
Whether the cannabis is smoked, eaten, or used topically, you can still be at risk of a laced product. To spot if your cannabis is laced, check its color, smell, and taste. Cannabis and its marijuana counterpart have many different strains of characteristics, but the telltale sign that something is wrong is a pungent odor. If it scratches a CD, it may contain glass, as cannabis shouldn’t be sharp. Either way, it is challenging to identify laced cannabis, and chemical testing reveals that the naked eye does not typically see it.
There are too many risks involved in searching for cheap cannabis and marijuana. Hemp and CBD are safe alternatives to the beloved plant—they contain all of the health benefits of natural cannabis without the “high” induced by increased levels of THC. It is very rare to find a medical professional that sells these kinds of products with carefully-curated, chemically-tested expertise.
At The Hemp Pharmacist, all our products are pharmaceutically licensed and certified to achieve peak holistic health. Here are just some of our CBD products for pain relief, relaxation, and more that use full-spectrum hemp and CBD in their purest form. Whether you need a CBD oil tincture, CBD relief cream, or other full-spectrum remedies, here are some of our favorites:
When looking for safe, natural hemp in its rawest form—you want to rely on a chemist, not a salesman, to deliver the best products. For more information and education on fake, synthetic, or laced cannabis and marijuana, contact our professionals here. Happy dosing!