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Synthetic cannabinoids are a class of drugs commonly referred to as K2. The chemicals are made in laboratories and sprayed onto plant-like materials. K2 is not cannabis.

K2 is illegal to:

  • Possess
  • Sell or offer to sell
  • Manufacture

Under federal, state, and City laws, selling K2 can result in:

  • Imprisonment
  • Significant fines
  • Suspension or revocation of a business's Tobacco Retail Dealer License

Learn more about K2.

K2 is unpredictable in its effects.

Potential health effects of using K2 include:

  • Anxiety
  • Confusion
  • Agitation
  • Paranoia or hallucinations
  • Sleepiness
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Rapid heart rate
  • Seizures
  • Suicidal thoughts

If you are using K2, you can take steps to reduce the risk of negative effects:

  • Stay hydrated
  • Go slow
  • Avoid using alone
  • Use in a familiar place

To learn about free help with K2 abuse and addiction, visit the Drug and Alcohol Services page.

You can get printed materials with information about K2, such as posters, flyers, and palm cards.

The printed materials include information about:

  • Potential health effects of K2
  • Safety tips if using K2 to reduce the risk of negative effects

Materials are available in English and Spanish.

Call 311 or 212-NEW-YORK (212-639-9675) to request a copy.

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