Wait… don’t take that gravity bong hit of mistletoe, there is another legal way to get high this holiday season. An herbal smoking blend called Spice Gold has made quite a name for itself since its 2007 debut on the legal highs market. Spice contains an assortment of completely natural herbs, which have been used traditionally by Native Americans since time immemorial, or so the packing states. Unfortunately the packaging is a lie, and in addition to mugwort, honey, and vanilla, Spice Gold was recently found to contain an untested synthetic drug called JWH-018. After smoking a bowl of Spice I had blood shot eyes, uncontrollable munchies, and dizzying psychedelic effects. In a blind smoke test between Spice and weed I'm sure nobody could tell the difference. And for that reason Spice was just banned in Switzerland, Austria, Canada, and is soon to be regulated in the UK.
I have given this a lot of thought, and in my limited understanding of the law there is no way Spice Gold could be considered illegal in the US, I can explain why but it involves potentially boring chemistry and a description of the federal analog act. In any case Spice is legal (for now) but I will also bet you a bowl of Spice that it will be illegal in the next six months, so if you like getting very very high on mysterious potentially carcinogenic cannabinoids sprayed onto mugwort potpourri, today is your day!
Since it is still the holiday season pick up some Spice or Spice accessories for your adventure seeking friends. I recommend this fun Spice Gold t-shirt, or a value pouch of Spice Silver, Spice Gold, Spice Diamond, Spice Tropical, and Spice Arctic Synergy. Pretty much every website selling Spice has closed down to avoid going to jail so shop around! And look out for my in-depth investigation of the Spice Gold scandal in the print edition of the magazine.