5.2% of high school seniors abused spice in 2015.
Teen Spice Abuse
Spice also known as synthetic marijuana is a legal drug that mimics the effects of marijuana. It has gained popularity among teens for being the closest they can get to marijuana while still being legal. Spice just like marijuana is labeled as a gateway drug that can lead to heaver drug abuse.
This drug is a mix of herbs sprayed with man made chemicals that creates the same effect as THC does in marijuana. The problem with these parody chemicals is that they are often much stronger than THC. Due to the strength of this drug the results are often very unpredictable and could have severe long term effects.
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Statistics via NIDA for Teens