How is Herbal Incense Made?
In 2012 Herbal Incense was 100% not on anyone’s radar and rumors spread that it was legal and that it would mimic the effects of real cannabis. But when more and more people began suffering side effects (which in some cases led to death), concerns arose over synthetic cannabis, a designer drug made for those who prefer health risks to legal risks – or for those blind to the risks altogether. Not to be confused with legal synthetic THC like Marinol, this cannabis doppelganger is anything but FDA-approved.
Synthetic cannabis (also called synthetic cannabinds, SCs, or synncanns) hides under many monikers like K2 and Spice, as well as a label which reads “Not for human consumption.” New varieties are introduced with shuffled ingredients as a way of maintaining their legality. These products would sit inconspicuously on the shelves of smoke shops and gas stations, and of course the internet offered an even broader selection of products.
Herbal Incense Today
Herbal incense is made totally different than it was just 6 short years ago. A synthetic cannabinoid is not a cannabis product, but a chemical analog that binds to the same system of receptors. THC, the primary psychoactive chemical in herbal cannabis, latches to CB1 receptors in the brain to produce a euphoric high, and synthetic cannabinoids also bind here, but with a much higher affinity. Synthetic cannabinoids can be 2 to 100 times more potent than THC and that is where you have the problem. Depending on who makes the Herbal Incense you will get very levels of strength in the herbal incense product