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Cunningham, Andrew and Gallegos, Ana and Francis, Will and Evans-Browns, Michael (2015) Harms arising from the use of synthetic cannabinoid products. European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction.

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‘Synthetic cannabinoids’ or, more correctly, synthetic cannabinoid receptor agonists (SCRAs), are synthetic chemicals that mimic the effects of the natural psychoactive substances found in cannabis. ‘Legal high’ products containing SCRAs have been sold as herbal smoking mixtures since at least 2006. Recently, new products containing SCRAs have emerged such as a ‘resin’ resembling cannabis resin and liquids suitable for use in electronic cigarettes. The products have been marketed in innovative ways and may be sold openly on the internet and in specialist ‘smoke’ shops.

Item Type:FactSheet
Date:September 2015
Publisher:European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
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Accession Number:HRB (Electronic Only)
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Subjects:A Substance use, abuse, and dependence > Effects and consequences
B Substances > Cannabis product (synthetic cannabinoids)
J Health care, prevention and rehabilitation > Risk and protective factors > Risk factors
VA Geographic area > Europe

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