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In humans, psychoactive cannabinoids produce euphoria, enhancement of sensory perception, tachycardia, antinociception, difficulties in concentration and impairment of memory. The cognitive deficiencies seem to persist after withdrawal.
CBD, or cannabidiol, is the second most prevalent active ingredient in cannabis (marijuana).
Unlike THC (tetrahydrocannabinol), CBD does not produce psychoactive effects. And while marijuana use can lead to dependence, current research suggests that CBD is not addictive.
Synthetic cannabinoids have been linked to psychotic reactions, such as paranoia, catatonia, dissociation, auditory, and/or visual hallucinations. Longitudinal studies have reported that consumption of potent cannabinoids quintuples the risk of a psychotic episode.
Scientists are still learning about the effects of CBD on the human body. Epidiolex, a drug containing pure CBD from cannabis plants, has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to help treat seizure disorders like Epilepsy. The Food and Medicine Administration has determined that this drug is safe and effective for its intended purpose.
When a person's body has become dependent upon cannabinoids, sudden cessation of use can prompt the onset of several unpleasant withdrawal symptoms, including the following:
Synthetic cannabinoids (also known as spice, K2, and other names) are man-made substances that are not marijuana or cannabinoid treatments, despite their names. Synthetic cannabinoids are frequently sprinkled over dried plant matter before being smoked or sold as liquids for use in vaping devices.
Synthetic cannabinoids are a type of uncontrolled mind-altering medication that aims to mimic the effects of illegal narcotics. Because of their unexpected chemical compositions, their actions are not fully understood and can result in hazardous and unpredictable health repercussions. The Drug Enforcement Administration adds these goods to the list of schedule I narcotics after they are discovered in the underground market. Schedule I substances are illegal throughout the United States and are defined as having no medical use and a high potential for abuse.
Synthetic cannabinoids can affect the brain much more powerfully than marijuana, creating unpredictable and, in some cases, life-threatening effects, including:
There have been reports of severe injury and death caused by the use of synthetic cannabinoids, as well as regional outbreaks when a contaminated batch enters a specific community.
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