Anxiety and panic attacks from smoking blends and herbal incense such as K2 or Tai High is not un-common for “inexperienced users” that are smoking synthetic incense for the first time. Some people may also experience mild anxiety or panic attacks if they smoke too much Tai High or K2 in a very short period of time.
Research of the safety of synthetic cannabis is only now becoming available. Initial studies are focused on the role of synthetic cannabis and psychosis. It seems likely that synthetic cannabis can precipitate psychosis and in some cases it is prolonged. These studies suggest that synthetic cannabinoid intoxication is associate with acute psychosis, worsening of previously stable psychotic disorders, and also may have the ability to trigger a chronic (long-term) psychotic disorder among vulnerable individuals such as those with a family history of mental illness.
Synthetic Cannabis or “Legal Weed” as it is often known in New Zealand is a psychoactive designer drug, made by combining natural herbs and then spraying them with a synthetic chemical that mimics the effects of cannabis. It is best known as the brand names Tai High, Kronic or K2 in New Zealand.