What is Spice?
Spice is a generic term for a group of designer street drugs marketed under a variety of names including K2, Yucatan Fire, Moon Rocks, fake marijuana, Spice Silver, Spice Gold, Smoke, Fire and many others. Usually, spice contains dried, shredded plant material and chemical additives meant to induce psychotropic or hallucinogenic effects. Similar to marijuana, spice is usually ingested by smoking, although it is sometimes mixed into food or drink. Individuals use spice for its mind-altering effects.
Though spice is labeled “not for human consumption” and advertised as incense or potpourri, its target market is people looking to achieve a high similar to that produced by marijuana. Since spice was created to dodge drug laws, variations of it are currently sold legally on the Internet, in convenience stores and in “smoke” shops specializing in drug and smoking paraphernalia.