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Synthetic cannabinoids (Synnies, K2, Spice, synthetic cannabis) are manufactured chemical substances most often sprayed on to smokable plant material. They target the cannabinoid receptors in the brain like cannabis, but can be 75-100 times stronger than THC. There are hundreds of different types, making them unpredictable and dangerous.

Synthetic cannabinoids found in New Zealand include 5F-ADB, AB-FUBINACA, AMB-FUBINACA and JWH-122. The effects vary a lot between substances, but can can have a powerful "out of it" effect. They can also cause dizziness, nausea, anxiety, paranoia, and loss of consciousness.

Important information about synthetic cannabinoids, including their effects, how to be safer and how to cut down

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