Synthetic cannabinoids abused in South Korea: drug identifications by the National Forensic Service from 2009 to June 2013

  title={Synthetic cannabinoids abused in South Korea: drug identifications by the National Forensic Service from 2009 to June 2013},
  author={Heesun Chung and Hyeyoung Choi and Sewoong Heo and Eunmi Kim and Jaesin Lee},
  journal={Forensic Toxicology},
The rapid increase in the number of new psychoactive substances and their abuse is the most recent drug abuse issue worldwide. Although abuse of synthetic cannabinoids is highly restricted in South Korea, the rapid increase in the number of new substances is forcing the legal regulation authority to continuously improve the drug regulation act. As a result of drug screening by the National Forensic Service from 2009 to June 2013, 26 species of synthetic cannabinoids were identified in materials… 
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