Though recreational marijuana is legal in four states and the District of Columbia, synthetic cannabinoids
are still in demand.
An 18-year old male patient who was a synthetic cannabinoid
"bonzai" addict was brought to our emergency department by his friends because of clouding of consciousness.
, for example, are one of the three most-used drugs among U.S.
Treatment of synthetic cannabinoid
intoxication proves to be uncharted, murky waters for physicians.
In 2013, CDC and collaborators reported on a nationwide outbreak of acute kidney injury (AKI) associated with one synthetic cannabinoid
enforcement agency to encounter synthetic cannabinoid
products in the
Similar to synthetic cathinones, data shows that the peak incidence of synthetic cannabinoid
use may have passed.
Some of the most popular street and product names for synthetic cannabinoid
in Texas are Crush, Climax, World's Finest, Nice Guys, Dopey the Dope, Killer Gorilla, Space Cadet, Amsterdam, Spice, Potpourri, Scobey Snacks, Godfather, Rainbow, Mega Buzz, and Serenity.
Huffman, a leading scientist in synthetic cannabinoid
development, made more than 450 cannabinoid compounds to help advance the treatment of serious ailments like multiple sclerosis, AIDS, and cancer.
Major finding: Sixteen cases of acute kidney injury occurred after synthetic cannabinoid
use in six states in 2012.
Nabilone is a synthetic cannabinoid
, which mimics some of the chemical compounds of cannabis, or marijuana.
A July 2012 federal law placed many synthetic cannabinoid
ingredients into schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act, but manufacturers keep changing the ingredients, so they still can be bought legally.