What are the symptoms of using synthetic cannabinoids?
Synthetic cannabinoids are often more dangerous than marijuana. Many people who use them end up in the emergency department with serious heart problems or severe nervous reactions, such as paranoia or hallucinations.
Someone who has taken a synthetic cannabinoid may:
- Throw up
- Have a fast heart beat or high blood pressure
- Feel very nervous or paranoid
- See or hear things that aren’t there (hallucinations)
- Believe or think things that aren’t true (delusions)
Sometimes the hallucinations or delusions can last days or weeks after using the substance. These symptoms can be even worse if someone has a mental illness.
Synthetic cannabinoids include a variety of chemicals, and each one can cause different effects. This can make it hard to predict what symptoms someone will have.