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Spice is an illegal drug. People make it by spraying chemicals onto shredded, dried plant materials. They also can make it a liquid.

Some of the chemicals are similar to the ones in the marijuana plant. This is why people call it "fake weed." It is important to know that Spice is not the same as marijuana. Spice may affect your brain more strongly than marijuana. You can't predict what will happen when you take Spice. The effects can be very serious and can even cause death.

People usually smoke Spice. Some people use a liquid form to vape (like in e-cigarettes) or they put it in a drink. Others burn the liquid and use it as incense.

Some names of other similar products are:

  • K2
  • Black Mamba
  • Herbal Incense
  • Joker
  • Kush
  • Skunk

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