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The Rise in Spice [INFOGRAPHIC]

Last updated 4 years ago

More than ten years ago, Spice wasn’t popularized. It was made and sold commercially beginning in 2004. Just this year, Obama signed legislation that banned any sort of synthetic drug on the market to be sold or consumed. Although it looks a lot like marijuana, the chemicals that make up Spice are very dangerous and potentially deadly. Today, teenagers are becoming addicted to Spice and are in need of drug treatment.

Spice is found to be 100-800 times more potent than THC and 10 times more addictive. Not only can it cause anxiety, paranoia and hallucinations, Spice has been linked to kidney failure and death. The number of emergency calls has more than doubled over the years related to synthetic marijuana. For example, in 2010, there were 2,906 calls made, and by the end of 2011, there were 6,959 calls made to 911.

If you or a friend are struggling with addiction to Spice, read and share this Infographic to learn more about how Spice has affected this generation. 

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