Synthetic cannabinoids in herbal products

  • Published 2011


Background The recent appearance of synthetic cannabinoids in herbal products ('Spice'), easily available over the internet, has brought to the attention of the international community, the need for sharing of information and greater awareness of this phenomenon. This report was prepared pursuant to the Commission on Narcotic Drugs Resolution 53/11 (Para 6: Requests the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime to share information on the issue of cannabinoid receptor agonists with the Expert Committee on Drug Dependence of the World Health Organization to increase its understanding and awareness of the issue). The report aims to provide a comprehensive overview of the synthetic cannabinoids with the main focus on compounds which surfaced in herbal products as psychoactive adulterants. It reflects the situation as of January 2011 and gives information about the pharmacological activity, potential toxicity and recommendations regarding the legal handling of this new phenomenon.

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@inproceedings{2011SyntheticCI, title={Synthetic cannabinoids in herbal products}, author={}, year={2011} }