The side effects can be:
- unusual intoxication effects that are very different from the effects of common cannabis or CBD products
- strong change in perception (vision, hearing, sense of touch, etc.)
- feeling of uneasiness / inner restlessness / anxiety
- circulatory problems / balance disorders
- (strong) nausea / vomiting
- increased blood pressure
- (severe) tremors / convulsions up to seizures
- acute psychotic states
- unconsciousness (Blackout) / comatose states
ATTENTION: There might be synthetic cannabinoids in the weed / hash
Synthetic cannabinoids are chemically produced “New Psychoactive Substances” (NPS). The risks of use are in some cases much higher than for CBD products and natural cannabis.
Synthetic cannabinoids have effects at very low doses when first consumed. They can cause severe damage and have been linked to several deaths !
They are mostly applied as a solution on CBD / cannabis products (weed / hash). It is not possible to see them with the naked eye. Also the taste usually does not change.
Since the risk can not be assessed, we generally advise against the use of synthetic cannabinoids!
Here some hints to be more safe:
+ pay attention to who you accept joints / weed / hash from
+ ask exactly what substances it is and what effect can be expected
+ if you try the weed / hash for the first time, take only a minimal amount and wait for the effect.
+ do not let yourself be persuaded to consume – you decide about yourself!
+ in case of strong side effects – drink a lot of water, breathe calmly and get help! – dial the emergency number 112
+ in case of unconsciousness: stable side position
More information on synthetic cannabinoids in english can be found here:
European Monitoring Center on Drugs and Drug Addiction: https://www.emcdda.europa.eu/topics/synthetic-cannabinoids_en
Drug Science: https://www.drugscience.org.uk/drug-information/spice
Podcast - Psychopharmacologicoly Institute: https://psychopharmacologyinstitute.com/publication/designer-drugs-can-y...
More information in german:
Mindzone – Fake-Hasch, Schlechtes Dope - Verunreinigtes Cannabis: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGEp9fs2YF0(link is external)
Drug Scouts – Drogenlexikon: https://drugscouts.de/de/lexikon/r%C3%A4uchermischungensynthetische-cann...
You can also reach us personally – see opening hours.
Presentation from the Project Sonar on synthetic cannabinoids:
Mindzone – Podcast: https://mindzone.info/aktuelles/synthetische-cannabinoide/
If you suspect that your (CBD) weed contains synthetic cannabinoids, you can contact the following project: www.legal-high-inhaltsstoffe.de
Here you can test new psychoactive substances. The colleagues there will explain the procedure to you.
CN: unintentional administration of substances / assaultive behavior / rape.
We have also recently received reports of people who seem to have been intentionally deceived and then experienced (sexualized) assaultive behavior. We have heard of at least 2 incidents of people in the west of Leipzig who were offered “CBD joints”, but then experienced severe side effects. It is suspected that the persons were deliberately deceived in order to be defenseless against sexualized assaults in a knocked-out state.