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Drug Test to Detect Synthetic Marijuana, K2, Spice and Bath Salts
Home Drug Testing for Synthetic Drugs
Synthetic marijuana or weed, popularly known as K2 or Spice, and the drug known as bath salts are being blamed for causing several episodes of bizarre, violent and even psychotic behavior. The "zombie" attacks in the US and now China, murders, robberies, assaults, and the man who stood on his front porch and began tearing the flesh from a dog with his mouth, have all brought forth proof that synthetic marijuana or bath salts are the culprit.
Synthetic marijuana is herbs treated with chemical cannabinoids, and is said to provide a marijuana-like high. The chemicals on the market that fit the class of synthetic marijuana consist mainly of: JWH-018, JWH-073, JWH-250, JWH-210, JWH-081, AM-2201, and RCS-4JWH-200, CP-47,497, AM-2201 and cannabicyclohexanol. There are hundreds of street names synthetic marijuana is sold under. Find a list of over 700 names by clicking here. Bath Salts are being described by many users as the closest they have come to experiencing a methamphetamine high, and by others as a combination methamphetamine/cocaine high. It is manufactured with synthetic chemicals including Methylmethcathinone, Mephedrone or Methylenedioxypyrovalerone. The chemicals compounds being used change rapidly because as soon as one form is criminalized, another is formulated to avoid illegality.
Each brand name of synthetic marijuana and bath salts carries its own specific blend. Many times, manufacturers of these drugs attempt to disguise them as potpourri, bath salts, or fertilizer, which is how the general name 'Bath Salts' came about. Synthetic marijuana and bath salts have been around and available as drugs for several years. Recently they have become a much more popular drug choice, especially among teenagers, because up until now, they have been considered legal. Not only were they considered legal, but because traditional drug tests weren't capable of detecting the chemicals used to manufacture the drugs, there wasn't any way to detect them on a drug test.
K2/Spice Addiction Presentation
How Long do the Drugs in Bath Salts and Synthetic Marijuana Stay in Your System?
Currently, there are laboratory drug tests that can detect drugs like K2, Spice and Bath Salts in blood, urine, hair and even saliva. Drug testing companies are working to expand testing to include the rapidly shifting chemicals these drugs are manufactured with. It is estimated that synthetic marijuana has the same detection time period as natural marijuana--approximately 72 hours for an occasional user. Bath salts appear to stay in a user's system 3-5 days, depending on usage. Currently, many employers do not test for these drugs because there hasn't been consistent cut-off levels established, along with the mere fact that these drugs weren't yet considered illegal. This is changing quickly, though, and with the higher need to be able to detect these now illegal drug substances, it should only be a matter of time before employers make this type of drug testing mandatory. Accurate home drug tests for K2 and Spice are currently available and can be easily purchased on eBay or Amazon. Make sure that any drug test you purchase for synthetic marijuana detects the largest number of chemicals possible. Bath salts also have home drug tests available. You may find them listed as synthetic cathinones drug tests.
The Truth About Synthetic Marijuana
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