K2 (the brand name of a blend of herbs mixed with a synthetic cannabinoid which mimics the effects of marijuana) is a hot topic today. The younger the consumer, the more likely it is that the consumer is very familiar, if not overly familiar, with K2.
K2 has a lot of nicknames and the substance is also sold under other brand names. It is also known as Blaze, Genie, Hush, Krypto, Kush, Red Dragon, Red X Dawn, Spice, and Zohai. It smells of whatever herb comprises it and it is pretty easy to buy.
Did I try it? Well, of course I did. How could I write about it without having sampled it? I bought two different brands and smoked just a bit of each of them at different times. The first batch was unremarkable — I mean, nothing. I have nothing to say about it. People lived. People died. Time passed. Nothing happened. Nothing. I could have done something less eventful during those few minutes, but I took the low road and sampled K2. And this stuff is 100% stronger than THC? Whatever.
The second smoking was even more unpleasant than the first, in that I had a bad time for almost an hour. I was hyper-aware of every negative aspect of my life — it was really unpleasant. Thank God my memory is less than perfect. In fact, I know that I will be reading this a month or two down the way and will be baffled to read that I had such a bad time but do not remember it that way.
My curiosity about K2 began with the first time that I ever heard of it. I was watching the news because I was hanging out with my mother and she was watching the news, otherwise, I would be involved in a more enterprising endeavor like cleaning up the joint, writing or reading. Really. I would have.