NEW test for synthetic cannabis

Drug Testing Australia is develloping a new on-site test for synthetic THC together with our afiliates and partners. We now have the test ready for sale in Australia.

What is synthetic cannabis ?

Synthetic cannabis includes a range of synthetic compounds that mimic the effects of the active component in cannabis, delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC).

Synthetic cannabis can be found in products with brand names such as Kronic, Northern Lights, Kaos, Spice, Mango and Voodoo. These products usually consist of dried herbs that are sprayed with synthetic cannabis, which are then smoked for their cannabis-like effects.

Synthetic cannabis, like natural cannabis, can cause memory and thinking impairment in small doses. Heavy and regular use may cause:

  • Hallucinations
  • Confusion
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Problems with memory
  • Paranoia
  • Psychosis
  • Heart palpitations.

There is little known about the long-term health effects from continued use of synthetic cannabis. However, there have been some reports of users experiencing addiction and withdrawal symptoms associated with these products. Overdoses and deaths have also occurred however it is not yet proven that these were due to synthetic cannabis.

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