K2 Herbal Incense or “Legal Buds”, have grown to become extremely well-known as legal substitutions for marijuana. With all of the media coverage and news articles on this subject, we all want to know, “What are K2 incense ingredients?”
K2 herbal incense are natural herbal blends that utilize ingredients such as canavalia rosea, clematis nuciferia, heima salicfolia, and ledum palustre. There have been many sources to confirm that K2 once contained synthetic cannabinoids JWH-018 and JWH-073 which when burned or smoked can cause similar intoxicating effects similar to cannabis. This synthetic compound does not show up on the standard drug test which has certainly made it a crowd favorite.
These K2 herbal incense products and others are clearly marked, not for human consumption and was developed to be burned and not smoked. There are many cases where users misused these herbal incense products and suffered unwanted side effects.
So what about all of the other products like K2 and Space Cadet?
Despite all of the negative new coverages, the producers of the K2 products continue to state that their products are safe and that no real damage has been done by these products. Knock offs and various low quality herbal blends have began to hit the market at alarming rates. Some of the low quality herbal smoking blends do not list any of their ingredients at all. Whenever you purchase K2 or any other brand of herbal blends for that matter, make sure that you are dealing with a reliable retailer.
What effect does the synthetic cannabinoid JWH-018 have on the brain?
The synthetic cannabinoid JWH-018 was developed by a chemist from Clemson University by the name of John Huffman. This compound was originally developed as a pain reliever and has coined other usages as well.
THC, the main ingredient in marijuana reacts and binds to the CB1 and CB2 receptors of the brain which are associated with pain relief. Huffman’s testing concluded that this compound reacted to the CB1 receptor which is assocciated with phychotrophic effects and not the CB2 receptor which is associated with pain relief. With that being said, these compounds are prone to provide hallucinations and marijuana-like effects but serves no medical purpose at all. This is the main reason that so many officials are looking to keep all products containing these compounds off the market for good.