Synthetic Marijuana Hard on Kidneys

Synthetic marijuana, (synthetic cannabinoids dissolved in solvents and applied to plant material) when smoked can produce a more intense high than the real thing. However, they also can result in acute kidney injury, requiring hemodialysis and hospitalization. These popular drugs of abuse are sold under various labels such as "herbal incense" with names like Spice and K2.

PositiveTip: Encourage your teens and young adults to avoid using any of the popular drugs of abuse!