Synthetic Cannabinoids

Synthetic Cannabinoids

What's the difference between plant cannabinoids and synthetics?

Super-potent research cannabinoids have escaped from the lab.
The promise and pitfalls of synthetically produced CBD
Scientists identify synthetic cannabinoid adulterants in CBD vape oil cartridges, warn of "devastating toxicological consequences."
 A pair of hands wearing blue latex gloves holds a bare hand and a glucose moniter. There is a large illustrated drop of blood between the bare diabetic person's hand and the glucose monitor. The background is blue.
While smoking cannabis appears to be helpful for diabetics managing weight and insulin levels, synthetic cannabinoids could be dangerous.
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Will new biosynthetic technology advance or doom the cannabis industry?
Synthetic cannabinoids warrant careful scrutiny in relationship to vaping-related lung injuries.
An extensive review of the scientific literature by Project CBD has found that the CDC’s diagnostic criteria for confirmed cases in the ongoing vaping-related outbreak parallels the symptoms of pulmonary injury associated with the use of “synthetic cannabinoids."
A vape pen with cartridge attached against a naturally lit grey-white background.
Find research and resources related to the recent outbreak of vaping related lung injury.
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Regulation — not prohibition — is long overdue.
boy with electrodes on head
Synthetic cannabinoid binds with high potency to the CB1 receptor — about 10-20x higher than THC.

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