Synthetic & Pharmaceuticals
What's really at stake?
While smoking cannabis appears to be helpful for diabetics managing weight and insulin levels, synthetic cannabinoids could be dangerous.
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."
Find research and resources related to the recent outbreak of vaping related lung injury.
Synthetic cannabinoid binds with high potency to the CB1 receptor — about 10-20x higher than THC.
Many drugs have been proposed as treatment for cannabis addiction, from pure THC or CBD-rich cannabis, to Ambien.
Going by names like Spice and K2, synthetic cannabinoids are largely a result of prohibition.
If there’s a gateway, it appears to be early opioid prescriptions, not cannabis.
10 ways that scientists are targeting the endocannabinoid system with synthetic drugs.
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