Synthetic cannabinoids are chemically produced to mimic the effects of THC (tetrahydrocannabinol – the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis) and were marketed as a legal alternative to Cannabis but have recently been made illegal (Dec 2009).A herbal mix is sprayed with the synthetic cannabinoids and then smoked to imitate the effects of cannabis. Synthetic cannabinoids can be up to 5 times the strength of regular cannabis.

However it must be understood that there are many versions of Spice available over the internet and not all contain synthetic cannabinoids as they are not regulated.

Also known as:

Spice

Spice

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A Tale of Legal Highs

“It’s nothing like marijuana,” he said. “If you’re lucky, it gets you super ****ing high. If not. You might end up spasming on the floor of a hospital, or chasing your neighbours down the street with sharp objects.”

EFFECTS

Feelings of:
Relaxation, euphoria, hilarity, Anxiety, Paranoia, confusion. Lowers inhibitions.

It can also cause low blood pressure, short term memory loss and an increased appetite.

PENALTIES

Products containing synthetic cannabinoids are classified as a class B drug under the Misuse of Drugs Act.

Possession could land you five years in prison, and supplying is punishable with up to fourteen years behind bars.

EFFEITHIAU

Yn arwain at:
Ymdeimlad o ymlacio, ewfforia, peri chwerthin dwl, Gorbryder, Paranoia, dryswch. Mae’n cynyddu hunanhyder.

Gall hefyd achosi pwysau gwaed isel, colli’r cof yn y tymor byr a mwy o chwant bwyd.

COSB

Mae nwyddau sy’n cynnwys canabinoid synthetig yn gyffuriau dosbarth B – mae meddu arynt, eu rhoi neu eu gwerthu yn anghyfreithlon.

Gall meddu arnynt arwain at bum mlynedd o garchar, neu ddirwy amhenodol, neu’r ddau.

Gallwch gael 14 mlynedd o garchar a/neu ddirwy amhenodol am gyflenwi’r rhain i rywun arall, yn cynnwys eich ffrindiau.

RISKS

Synthetic cannabinoids can cause paranoia, panic attacks and memory loss.

Prolonged use can lead to psychological dependence, paranoia and damage to lung tissue.

Lowered inhibitions can make you do things that you would not normally do.

PERYGLON

Gall canabinoid synthetig achosi paranoia, pyliau o banig a cholli’r cof.

Gall defnydd dros gyfnod maith arwain at ddibyniaeth seicolegol, paranoia a niwed i’r ysgyfaint.

Gall mwy o hunanhyder wneud i chi wneud pethau na fyddech yn eu gwneud fel arfer.

DRUG CATEGORY

Depressant, Analgesic, Stimulant and Hallucinogen

OTHER INFORMATION

Anyone with mental health issues usually find using psychoactive drugs makes their problems worse

Be aware that you don’t know what is in your packet of ‘legal cannabis’ without forensic testing.

It may still contain illegal synthetic cannabinoids, and if you are caught with it you could be prosecuted.

CATEGORI SYLWEDD

Iselydd, Poenleddfwr, Symbylydd a Rhithbeiryn

GWYBODAETH ARALL

Bydd defnyddio cyffuriau seicoweithredol fel arfer yn gwaethygu problemau unrhyw un sydd ag anhwylder iechyd meddwl.

Cofiwch na fyddwch yn gwybod beth fydd eich pecyn o ‘ganabis cyfreithlon’ yn ei gynnwys heb ei brofi mewn labordy.

Efallai y gall gynnwys canabinoid synthetig anghyfreithlon, ac os cewch eich dal â hwnnw yn eich meddiant, gellid eich erlyn.


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