What is Herbal Incense and Is it Safe?

That seems to be a question that is not only flying across our airwaves lately as local news stations get wind of the “K2 craze”, but also in the chat rooms and those who are more experienced with foreign substances.  Let’s face it – even folks who like to turn loose may not be willing to just throw caution to the wind without doing at least a little bit of research on these new herbal blends.  That’s what the internet is for, isn’t it?

So here we are.  Herbal incense is being called a “synthetic marijuana” and has even been banned in some states – like Kansas.  That just makes all the more appealing, doesn’t it?  You’ll find it marketed under many different names but a few of the popular ones are: K2, Magic, Serenity Now, Wicked X, Kush Incense, Phatpugs, Red Dragon.  You know -cool sounding names.

These different “herbal blends” are , well blends of herbs and botanicals have a common denominator in that they all contain what is called JWH-018.  This is the magic ingredient that produces a marijuana-esque high.   Different brands and blends produce different potencies and you will find the very clear warning on all websites and packages that these products are NOT for “human consumption”.

So, these products presumably will get you high.  (We are not here to instruct you on how to use these products – that would be beyond the scope of this site).  However, what about safety?   Well, that depends.  Based on the limited amount of time that herbal incense has been in the mainstream, a few things have become very clear.  One, is that is absolutely possible, and very easy, to overdo it with herbal incense products and score yourself a fast ride ride in a shiny ambulance.  Two, there are many many inferior and counterfeit products on the market that are potentially very harmful.

Herbal Incense is a product that is being enjoyed by thousands of people on a daily basis at this point and, should you decide to join the party, your best bet would be to do your homework and only use products from reputable dealers and read a lot of reviews before making any moves.   Don’t just grab something at the local gas station that has a label on it saying “k2″ – chances are it’s crap and possibly dangerous.

Aside from that, if you’re in one of the states that hasn’t had their party pooped on yet,  join in the fun.  Even if you are, there are actually some great herbal blends that are still available to you.  Check out the reviews on our site.  I know we mention at least 2.  Enjoy.

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2 Responses to “What is Herbal Incense and Is it Safe?”

  1. melody Says:
    January 1st, 2011 at 3:22 am

    herbal incense is great!

  2. joebaker Says:
    January 1st, 2011 at 4:01 am

    what a great way to get a high (legally)… for now!

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