K2/Spice Drug Trends 2011


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K2/Spice Drug Trends 2011

  1. 1. Spice, K2, Legal Weed, Salvia
  2. 3. <ul><li>Chemical Compounds </li></ul><ul><li>HU-210 *Schedule 1 sold in Europe </li></ul><ul><li>JWH-018. 073, 200 *Schedule 1 drug </li></ul><ul><li>CP 47, 479 (1980’s Pfizer) *Scheduled 1 drug </li></ul><ul><li>Synthetic Marijuana is created by spraying synthetic cannabinoids on legal herbs to create a product that, when smoked or drunk as a tea, causes mood-altering effects similar to marijuana. </li></ul>
  3. 4. <ul><li>HU-210 is a synthetic cannabinoid that was first synthesized in 1988 by a group led by Professor Raphael Mechoulam at Hebrew Univesity. </li></ul><ul><li>HU-210 is 100 to 800 times more potent than natural THC from cannabis and has an extended duration of action. </li></ul><ul><li>HU-210 is a Schedule 1 Drug </li></ul><ul><li>http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HU-210 </li></ul>
  4. 5. <ul><li>Huffman first obtained the NIDA grant in 1984, which ultimately totaled $2,564,000, when the government asked him to synthesize the human metabolite of THC. </li></ul><ul><li>In the 1990s, NIDA asked him to switch gears, and either develop medicine or study the &quot;cannabinoid receptors&quot; in the brain, which respond to marijuana. </li></ul><ul><li>Huffman created nearly 450+ &quot;cannabinoids&quot; that affect the brain in a much more powerful way than THC , the active component in marijuana. </li></ul>http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=Dr+John+W+Huffman+clemson+university&view=detail&id=5CFAB1D362C8CAFFE28EA0785DEF5C6A18EE70DC&first=0&FORM=IDFRIR
  5. 6. <ul><li>Dr. John Huffman, a Clemson University organic chemistry professor, was researching the effects of cannabinoids on the brain when his work resulted in a 1995 paper that contained the method and ingredients used to make the compound. </li></ul><ul><li>That recipe found its way to marijuana users, who replicated Huffman's work and began spraying it onto dried flowers, herbs and tobacco </li></ul><ul><li>JWH- ??? </li></ul><ul><li>Read more: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-6219654-504083.html#ixzz1PZWjt6bH </li></ul>
  6. 7. <ul><li>One of the men who created the chemical, Dr. John W. Huffman says he never intended for people to ingest it. </li></ul><ul><li>Huffman released this statement: &quot;People who smoke K2 are idiots.” </li></ul>But, said Huffman, given the dangers of the chemicals, anybody show smokes them &quot;is incredibly foolish.&quot; &quot;They're playing Russian roulette,&quot; he said. &quot;I mean, it's just like taking a pistol with one bullet in it and spinning the chamber and holding it to your head and pulling the trigger.&quot;
  7. 8. http://www.ksat.com/news/28731120/detail.html Seguin Cracks Down On 'Synthetic Marijuana' Seguin Police Seizing Illegal Manmade Drugs August 1 st , 2011
  8. 10. Where do you buy your fake weed? Say NO to fake weed
  9. 13. What is there to worry about?
  10. 14. <ul><li>The Synthetic Cannabinoid is an Agonist </li></ul><ul><li>An Agonist binds to a receptor of a cell and triggers a response by that cell. </li></ul><ul><li>The brain is tricked into thinking it is ingesting THC </li></ul><ul><li>Increases dopamine in the brain. </li></ul><ul><li>Synthetic Cannabinoids bind to the receptors in the users brain, like a key fitting into a lock. </li></ul><ul><li>JWH-018 & JWH-073 are better keys so it takes less of K2 to get high. </li></ul>
  11. 15. <ul><li>Paranoia </li></ul><ul><li>Nausea </li></ul><ul><li>Anxiety </li></ul><ul><li>Vomiting </li></ul><ul><li>Seizures </li></ul><ul><li>High Blood Pressure </li></ul><ul><li>Rapid Heart Rates </li></ul><ul><li>Hallucinations </li></ul><ul><li>Loss of Consciousness </li></ul><ul><li>Dilated pupils </li></ul><ul><li>Increased Agitation </li></ul><ul><li>Unsure about withdrawal or dependence </li></ul>Effects can last 3-5 hours
  12. 19. <ul><li>Harris County: 59 </li></ul><ul><li>Bexar County: 51 </li></ul><ul><li>Fort Bend County: 18 </li></ul><ul><li>Montgomery County: 13 </li></ul><ul><li>Galveston County: 8 </li></ul><ul><li>Brazoria County: 6 </li></ul><ul><li>Liberty County: 5 </li></ul><ul><li>Tarrant County: 19 </li></ul><ul><li>Dallas County: 18 </li></ul><ul><li>Travis County: 12 </li></ul>Source: Texas Poison Center Network 437
  13. 20. <ul><li>Poison Control #’s </li></ul><ul><li>2008 – 3 calls </li></ul><ul><li>2009 – 3 calls </li></ul><ul><li>2010 – 437 calls </li></ul><ul><li>2011 – 370 calls (8-2-11) </li></ul>Texas Poison Control Network
  14. 21. <ul><li>David Rozga - 18 Indianola, Iowa </li></ul><ul><li>Dominique Darrell Tate – 19 Dallas, Texas </li></ul><ul><li>Unnamed Man – 28 Indianapolis, Indiana </li></ul><ul><li>Lilly Helsly – 28 Middleton, Indiana </li></ul>
  15. 22. Where it be bought?
  16. 23. <ul><li>$15- $50 a gram </li></ul><ul><li>Saw some priced up to $80.00 </li></ul><ul><li>Sold in 1-3 gram packages </li></ul><ul><li>Planet K (local head shop) is your source easily found there </li></ul><ul><li>Mom & Pop gas stations </li></ul><ul><li>Too young to get in Planet K (head shop) no problem just go online… </li></ul>
  17. 24. 3 of 4 people found the following review helpful: 1.0 out of 5 stars DON'T , June 9, 2011 By  Beau - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase ( What's this? ) This review is from: Purple Diesel Spice - Twisted Pourri - Herbal Incense 1 gram This stuff is horrible. Dont waste your money if your going to use it the way the package says not to. No head change, no nothin! Unhighly dissapointed!!!! If your looking for something good try herbalaxation.com
  18. 25. To smoke or not to smoke? That is the question.
  19. 26. <ul><li>Nationwide DEA Ban </li></ul><ul><li>As of March 1, 2011, five cannabinoids, </li></ul><ul><li>JWH-018, 073, 200, </li></ul><ul><li>CP-47,497, </li></ul><ul><li>& cannabicyclohexanol are now illegal in the US. </li></ul><ul><li>WWE now testing for this </li></ul><ul><li>Banned in all forces of the military </li></ul>6-20-11
  20. 27. <ul><li>Germany </li></ul><ul><li>France </li></ul><ul><li>Chile </li></ul><ul><li>Poland </li></ul><ul><li>Russia </li></ul><ul><li>South Korea </li></ul><ul><li>Sweden </li></ul><ul><li>Switzerland </li></ul><ul><li>Austria </li></ul><ul><li>U.K. </li></ul>
  21. 28. <ul><li>State Wide Ban Sept 1 st on the </li></ul><ul><li>manufacture, sale and production </li></ul><ul><li>Possession or Distribution </li></ul><ul><li>2 oz or less Class B Misdemeanor </li></ul><ul><li>2 - 4 oz Class A Misdemeanor </li></ul><ul><li>4 oz – 5lbs state jail felony </li></ul>
  22. 29. <ul><li>K3 contains an herb from South America called Damiana – once thought to be an aphrodisiac – and other herbal ingredients that are used to make it more potent than K2 </li></ul><ul><li>Not sure what is in K3 </li></ul><ul><li>Read more at Suite101: Teens Smoke K2 & K3 Incense to Get High, But Health Risks Loom | Suite101.com http://www.suite101.com/content/teens-smoke-k2--k3-incense-to-get-high-but-health-risks-loom-a311117#ixzz1PZYDbL00 </li></ul>
  23. 30. It doesn’t show up!
  24. 31. <ul><li>Stays in the system for about 72 hrs </li></ul><ul><li>Tests for the metabolite in urine </li></ul><ul><li>Saliva test (24-48 hrs) </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.uatests.com/drug-test-by-drug/spice-drug-test.html </li></ul><ul><li>ExperTox tests for K2, Spice, & Synthetic Cannabinoids </li></ul><ul><li>  $129.00 Blood and Urine </li></ul><ul><li> * JWH, 018, 073 </li></ul>
  25. 32. It worked so well for tobacco and alcohol.
  26. 33. <ul><li>1. Yes </li></ul><ul><li>2. No </li></ul>
  27. 34. <ul><li>1978 Alaska legalized marijuana for adult use, </li></ul><ul><li>Teen use increased to twice that of any other state. </li></ul><ul><li>In 1994 Alaskan voters overturned this failed experiment. </li></ul>
  28. 35. <ul><li>Overall drug use is down by more than 1/3 in the last 20 yrs, </li></ul><ul><li>While cocaine use has dropped by an astounding 70% </li></ul><ul><li>95% of Americans do not use drugs. This is success by any standards. </li></ul><ul><li>Illegal drugs are illegal because they are harmful. </li></ul><ul><li>Smoked marijuana is not scientifically approved medicine. Marinol, the legal version of medical marijuana, is approved by science, prescribed by a licensed physician. </li></ul>
  29. 36. National Forests in California are prime areas for illicit marijuana grow operations. “ Barrels of pesticides and herbicides can spill into the groundwater system, especially after a wildfire, and growers leave trash, gasoline and other camping equipment lying around while they spend weeks tending to their crop,” said Lt. Joe Nunez of the sheriff’s narcotics bureau.
  30. 37. <ul><li>1. Yes </li></ul><ul><li>2. No </li></ul><ul><li>3. Not Sure </li></ul>
  31. 38. <ul><li>Legalization of drugs will lead to increased use and increased levels of addiction. </li></ul><ul><li>EUROPE </li></ul><ul><li>A majority of European countries have higher intoxication rates among young people compared to the US. </li></ul><ul><li>Also more likely to report intoxication before age 13 </li></ul><ul><li>Youth Drinking Rates & Problems: A Comparison of European Countries and the United States </li></ul>
  32. 39. <ul><li>Early onset of regular & heavy drinking leads to…… </li></ul><ul><li>car crashes </li></ul><ul><li>drinking & driving </li></ul><ul><li>suicidal thoughts & attempts </li></ul><ul><li>unintentional injury </li></ul><ul><li>drug and alcohol dependence later in life. </li></ul>
  33. 40. <ul><li>“ If a young person arrives at age 21 prior to smoking, drinking or using illicit drugs, he/she is virtually certain never to do so.” </li></ul><ul><li>Joseph Califano, Columbian University Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse. (CASA) </li></ul>
  34. 41. <ul><li>Professionals in the field </li></ul><ul><li>Goal keep young people & adults safe </li></ul><ul><li>Marijuana is a drug </li></ul><ul><li>Marijuana is addictive </li></ul><ul><li>Marijuana is illegal </li></ul><ul><li>Underage drinking is illegal </li></ul>
  35. 42. <ul><li>www.calmca.org </li></ul><ul><li>www.nida.gov </li></ul><ul><li>www.dea.gov </li></ul><ul><li>www.drugfreetexas.org </li></ul>
  36. 43. Thank you!