Synthetic drugs such as K2 and Spice were responsible for putting thousands of people in the hospital back in 2010. These synthetic drugs became popular because they mimic the high that you would get from marijuana. The federal government’s Drug Abuse Warning Network did their first report on these drugs to examine the impact that the synthetics had. It turns out that they were responsible for for sending large numbers of people to the emergency room.
The herbal incense was responsible for one-third of the emergency room visits made by youth between the ages of 12 and 17. The research then showed that they were also responsible for putting 35 percent of users between the ages of 18 and 24 in the hospital.