Spice (alternatively known as K2, K3 or Synthetic Cannabis) is a drug that has risen in popularity with recreational drug users in the UK in recent years. Once marketed as a legal high, the drug has been illegal to possess or distribute in the UK since December 2009. Spice is now classified as a Type B drug. In Britain, possession of of spice now carries a maximum five-year jail term.
What is Spice?
Spice is a drug that has been developed to mimic the effects of cannabis. Normally it can be found package in small silver foil or plastic pouches. The drug itself is a chemical which is sprayed onto dried plant material.
Can Spice Be Detected by a Drugs Test?
Until recently, the answer to this question was “No”. Employment drug testing in recent years has tended to focus on the more traditional drugs of abuse such as cannabis, cocaine and alcohol. However, in the last few years, with the increased trend towards recreational drug use of “legal highs”, more drug tests are being developed that are able to detect use of the more recent, designer drugs that have appeared on the market.
In the last couple of years, we have begun to see spice drug test kits appearing on the market. Normally, these types of tests are single parameter drug test kits, meaning that they just screen for that one drug, Spice (K2). However some multi-parameter drug test kits are also starting to arrive on the scene. The kits will screen for spice as well as one or more additional drugs, in one single drug test kit. A good example of this is our two parameter drug test kit which screens for spice and cannabis together.
Will an Employment Drug Test Check for Spice?
More and more employers are now checking for spice usage alongside other types of designer drugs. A spice drug test kit will be able to detect spice usage for up 48 and 72 hours after last use. Urine drug tests for spice are very reliable and will detect whether a person has been smoking synthetic cannabis in the last few days.
Where to buy Spice Drug Test Kits?
A spice drug test is best bought from a reputable and reliable supplier of drug screens. At Zoom Testing we are experienced in supplying spice drug test kits to the NHS and HM Prisons. Our tests are highly reliable and can be trusted to provide reliable drug test results for spice.