Spice: a legal marijuana equivalent

Mil Med. 2011 Jun;176(6):718-20. doi: 10.7205/milmed-d-10-00356.

Abstract

Spice, an herbal mixture containing synthetic cannabinoids, is a legal drug increasingly abused by adolescents and young adults for its narcotic-like effects. A paucity of English language literature exists on the clinical effects of Spice use. A case report of substance-induced psychosis and a summary of available literature follows later.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cannabinoids / adverse effects*
  • Delusions / etiology
  • Delusions / psychology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Military Personnel*
  • Naval Medicine
  • Paranoid Disorders / etiology
  • Paranoid Disorders / psychology
  • Plant Preparations / adverse effects*
  • Substance-Related Disorders / etiology
  • Substance-Related Disorders / psychology*
  • Young Adult

Substances

  • Cannabinoids
  • Plant Preparations