Testing for Synthetic Marijuana (K2, Spice) + Traditional Marijuana
DrugConfirm Professional Premium Marijuana Urine Drug Screen:
Tests for 6 compounds commonly found in synthetic marijuana and metabolites of traditional marijuana.
JWH-018 & JWH-073 are the primary synthetic cannabinoid receptor agonists responsible for the “high” in Spice and K2, which is sold in head shops and has been a thorn in the side of addiction treatment facilities over the past several years. They are among the numerous compounds found in “herbal” incense or smoke blends.
Users looking for a “legal high” often turn to popular herbal smoking products marketed under brand names such as K2, K3, Spice, Genie, Smoke, Potpourri, Buzz, Pulse, Hush, Mystery, Earthquake, Ocean Blue, Stinger, Serenity and many others.
Our DrugConfirm Professional Premium Marijuana Urine Drug Screen is a lab-based urine test that will detect synthetic marijuana metabolites (JWH-018, JWH-081, JWH-073, JWH-250, AM-2201, RCS-4) as well as traditional marijuana metabolites.
DrugConfirm Professional Premium Marijuana Urine Test kit is a lab-based urine test that will detect synthetic marijuana metabolites as well as traditional marijuana metabolites.
(1- pentyl- 1H- indol- 3- yl)- 1- naphthalenyl- methanone
(1- butyl- 1H- indol- 3- yl)- 1- naphthalenyl- methanone
1- (1- pentyl- 1H- indol- 3- yl)- 2- (2- methoxyphenyl)- ethanone
(4- methoxy- 1- naphthalenyl)(1- pentyl- 1H- indol- 3- yl)- methanone
[1- (5- fluoropentyl)- 1H- indol- 3- yl]- 1- naphthalenyl- methanone
(4- methoxyphenyl)(1- pentyl- 1H- indol- 3- yl) methanone
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1. What are Some Street Names for Synthetic Marijuana?
Street Names Include:
- Spice 99
- Black Mamba
- Ocean Blue
- Fake Weed
- Black Mamba
2. Does a Standard Drug Test Detect Synthetic Marijuana?
No, a standard drug test will not detect synthetic Marijuana.
3. Is Synthetic Marijuana Legal?
It is still legal in many places. On March 5th it was officially banned in Ireland, Missouri and Kansas are actively seeking to outlaw the herbal substance, and the Feds have taken an interest.
Spice can be purchased in stores in the U.S., Japan, Europe and other countries sold as various brands of a smoked product, such as K2. It contains a mix of chemicals on loose, generic plant material. Synthetic cannabinoids are the common ingredient. Federal authorities are enforcing a new crackdown on shipments of the cannabinoids and the K2 type products, such as two recent seizures of K2 and JWH-018 at the Philadelphia Airport UPS shipping facility.
4. How is Synthetic Marijuana Produced?
The chemicals are spread on dried plant material and packaged sometimes as fragrant, mood affecting incense. According to John Marcu who recently published a study highlighting the effect of pure cannabinoids on gliomas or brain cancers, there are a variety of cannabinoids. There are the classical plant cannabinoids that most of us are familiar with; they’re known as tri-cyclic cannabinoids like THC or Marinol. The JWH-018 is a very new compound, it was synthesized in 1998 and it belongs to an ‘indol’ family of cannabinoids.
5. How Does Synthetic Marijuana Work in the Body?
The most prevalent is JWH-018, a new synthetic cannabinoid created by scientists to test receptor function in the lab. Here’s how it works: Cannabinoids binding with the CB1 receptor produces the euphoric effect or high in humans. JWH-018 binds with CB1 receptors at a rate four times greater than THC (natural or synthetic). The common marijuana drug tests are calibrated to detect THC and THC metabolites, not the synthetics used in Spice or K2.
6. What Does Synthetic Marijuana Look Like?
Synthetic marijuana is typically sold in small, silvery plastic bags of dried leaves and marketed as incense that can be smoked. It is said to resemble potpourri.
7. How is Synthetic Marijuana Used?
K2 spice products are usually smoked in joints or pipes, but some users make it into a tea.
8. What are the Effects on the Mind and Body?
Psychological effects are similar to those of marijuana and include paranoia, panic attacks and giddiness. Some common k2 drug side effects on the body include increased heart rate and increase of blood pressure. It appears to be stored in the body for long periods of time, and therefore the long-term effects on humans are not fully known.
9. What are Current Legal Updates on Synthetic Marijuana?
Synthetic cannabinoid have become such a recent concern, that the Drug Enforcement Agency is seeking to potentially control the five substances that are contained in such products (JWH-018, JWH-073, JWH-200, CP-47, 497, and cannabicyclohexanol). On November 24, 2010, the DEA announced that they were going to utilize their authority and place synthetic cannabinoids into Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) temporarily in order to fully investigate and research the potential long term effects of these products on the public’s safety. There are no known medical uses for this substance. According to the Federal Registrar, November 24, 2010 (Volume 75, Number 226), poison control centers and emergency rooms have seen a spike in both calls and visits after use of K2 Spice.