Today’s video delivers a better insight on Synthetic Marijuana or K2, with kidney disease. Over the past decade, multiple states across the country have seen thousands of people overdose on K2. Synthetic weed is nothing but fake weed and using it can seriously damage your kidneys. But to begin with, what even is K2?
What Is Synthetic Marijuana / K2?
K2 or Synthetic marijuana is a mixture of the synthetic version of THC – the psychoactive ingredient in marijuana that makes you ‘high’ and plant material sprayed with synthetic psychoactive chemicals. K2 is considered a designer drug that is typically smoked in joints or with tobacco leaf.
Synthetic marijuana has shown to bring out uncomfortably distinctive symptoms. Some negative outcomes include palpitations, paranoia, intense anxiety, nausea, vomiting, confusion, and seizures. The worst part will always be the user never knowing the ingredients and strength of products containing synthetic cannabinoids.
Over the past decade, there have been hundreds of case reports coming from multiple journals about K2. It’s an OTC herb that has been sprayed with a chemical, mimicking the feeling of the ‘high’ of marijuana but it’s actually a synthetic to the marijuana that can be very harmful to your kidneys.
Multiple reports show an increase in acute kidney injury cases due to the widespread use of synthetic marijuana across the nation. K2 is sold in many places, over-the-counter. You may not end up on dialysis after using K2 but you can seriously damage your kidneys.
We strongly discourage the use of Synthetic marijuana / K2 due to the risk that you run of damaging your kidneys. Use and abuse of K2 spice have been linked to acute kidney injury in victims across the country. Hundreds of inmates in prison have died taking synthetic weed or K2.
If you have kidney disease, your kidneys may not be able to bear the stress from K2 and eventually may result in kidney failure. Avoiding K2 at all times is the best thing you can do for yourself and your kidneys.