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February 16, 2013
Synthetic cannabinoids are not safe alternatives to marijuana. There are unexpected and unpredictable health problems that can occur. The availability of the synthetic cannabinoid products, coupled with how rapidly the chemicals present in the various products change, really creates a recipe for a public health disaster.
Michael Schwartz, medical officer for the CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health • Discussing a report he co-authored, claiming a link between the use of synthetic cannabinoids (products such as Spice, plant blends treated with a synthetic drug solvent, sold legally in smoke shops) and kidney failure, as well as some other undesirable side effects. Such products are sold ostensibly as incense, and with printed warnings against consumption, but the widespread understanding of their use is another matter. source
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