Synthetic Cannabinoid Usage among College Students: The Example of K2 and Spice

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The primary goal of this study was to investigate the awareness and prevalence of Spice and K2 usage among a population of college students, as well as the demographics of such users. The study also sought to determine whether or not students prefer these products over natural cannabis, in addition to examining the most popular methods of obtainment and the most commonly reported side effects of K2 and Spice usage. Participants consisted of 643 undergraduate students enrolled at the University of North Texas during the fall 2011 semester. Findings indicate that while students exhibit a relatively high awareness of K2 ... continued below

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Stephens, Jason L. August 2011.

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The primary goal of this study was to investigate the awareness and prevalence of Spice and K2 usage among a population of college students, as well as the demographics of such users. The study also sought to determine whether or not students prefer these products over natural cannabis, in addition to examining the most popular methods of obtainment and the most commonly reported side effects of K2 and Spice usage. Participants consisted of 643 undergraduate students enrolled at the University of North Texas during the fall 2011 semester. Findings indicate that while students exhibit a relatively high awareness of K2 and Spice, usage of these products is not a prevalent occurrence. Implications of the findings are discussed.

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Stephens, Jason L. Synthetic Cannabinoid Usage among College Students: The Example of K2 and Spice, thesis, August 2011; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc84283/: accessed January 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .