Yes. Synthetic cannabinoids can be very dangerous — not to mention they're illegal in Texas.
These man-made chemicals are often produced in underground labs (often in China) and then shipped to the U.S. in powder or crystal form. They're then mixed with acetone — a colorless, flammable liquid compound — and sprayed onto plant matter.
There's no way to know which chemicals are sprayed onto the plants, so the risk of having a painful reaction to the chemicals is high. And with no regulation, medical professionals have a difficult time knowing how to treat people who have overdosed on synthetic cannabinoids.
The most common medical side effects of using synthetic cannabinoids include:
Death remains a real risk for users of synthetic drugs, including synthetic cannabinoids.