Synthetic Marijuana

Baths Salts, Spice, and Related Designer Drugs: The Science Behind the Headlines

Date: 2014
Type of resource: Journal Article

This article provides a brief up-to-date review describing the mechanisms of action and neurobiological effects of synthetic cathinones and cannabinoids.

The Beliefs of Teenage Male Cannabinoid Users: A Qualitative Study

Date: 2013
Type of resource: Journal Article

This study concludes that the primary reasons for the use of synthetic cannabinoid are accessibility and the need to remain in compliance with the terms of probation.

A Survey of Synthetic Cannabinoid Consumption by Current Cannabis Users

Date: 2014
Type of resource: Journal Article

A survey of current marijuana and tobacco users was conducted that concluded that primary reasons for the use of synthetic cannabinoid products seem to be to evade drug detection and to experience a marijuana-like high.

Drug-Related Emergency Department Visits Involving Synthetic Cannabinoids

Date: 2014
Type of resource: Report

This report discusses the details of synthetic cannabinoids and highlights the recent trends in emergency department visits associated with synthetic marijuana use.

CESAR FAX Synthetic Cannabinoid Series

Date: 2015
Type of resource: Report

This is a series of informational reports about synthetic marijuana/cannabinoid use.