I've never heard of "Spice" till my daughter asked me about it today. She said it's something people smoke and everybody is talking about it. I told her I've heard about "Liquid Cocaine", but "Spice"....no.
So naturally I had to Google it to satisfy my curiosity and found loads of information on it, mostly warning people for its dangerous effects and its growing popularity among teenagers.
I thought I better pass this on to help raise awareness on this harmful, but legal substance that's widely available to everyone, regardless of age.
We wanted to alert you to a new substance that has surfaced in our area. Spice is a herbal substance that gives a “cannabis-like” effect when smoked. The Sober Living by the Sea Community, as well as treatment centers across the Nation, are facing this new epidemic of Spice use head on, and we are all working to increase awareness for ourselves, our population and our families. We continue to research remedies, both in the medical community and though educational resources. We wanted to take this opportunity to make you aware of the existence of this new substance as you may hear about it from your loved one. We would ask for your cooperation in our efforts to combat this now legal substance. We are hoping that by providing the following information that you will have the knowledge you may need if your loved one broaches the subject in a conversation.
The smoking mixture, known as Spice, is sold nationwide in shops that specialize in the sale of drug paraphernalia, also known as “head shops”. It looks, and smells, much like potpourri, so it is difficult to detect. Many users of this substance are concealing it by rolling it into cigarettes, or putting a bit into a wad of chewing gum.