The Saskatchewan Health Authority, in cooperation with the Kindersley RCMP, is advising the public of the confirmed presence of a substance known as 5F-ADB in the community. Street names for 5F-ADB include Spice, K2, legal weed, synthetic cannabis or herbal incense.
Health Canada Drug Analysis Service reports 5F-ADB is a synthetic cannabinoid that has been used as an active ingredient in synthetic cannabis products. It is mainly available online in the form of “herbal mixtures” where the chemical has been sprayed on plant material; as a powder; or in liquid form to be used in e-cigarette devices. It is also available on the street in synthetic cannabis products.
It is known to be potentially fatal and is typically inhaled either by smoking or vaping through an e-cigarette or other devices. The substance may also represent a threat to anyone handling it without taking appropriate health and safety precautions.
Given the nature of the substance and the likelihood of its presence in the community, the public is advised to be aware and exercise extreme caution given the potential health and safety risks the substance could pose.
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