What is synthetic cannabis?
Synthetic cannabis is made of dried plant material that is treated with chemicals that produce effects like cannabis’s effects.
Health Canada does not recommend the use of these products due to the inaccurate ingredient labeling which may lead to serious side effects, as well as the fact that the chemicals in the final product are made in a lab and may be harmful.
Some people have reported severe side effects of synthetic cannabis, such as:
- Fast heart rate
- High blood pressure
- Feeling agitated or confused
- Feeling like others want to harm them (paranoia), or seeing or hearing things that aren’t there (hallucinations)