Teenage boy passed out on the bed while his mom, father and brother look on worried.

Risks of Youth Using Synthetic Drugs

Fake weed gives many users a “high” or feelings similar to those produced by marijuana, but because fake weed contains harmful chemicals, users may also experience severely negative mental and physical health effects. The harmful chemicals in fake weed can cause:

  • Rapid heart rate, elevated blood pressure, and/or heart palpitations
  • Vomiting
  • Agitation and confusion
  • Tremors and seizures
  • Brain damage
  • Loss of motor skills such as speaking, walking, and the movement of arms and legs