NMS Labs Webinars

K2 and Beyond:  A Synthetic Cannabinoid Primer


Presented at the AAFS Annual Conference, February 2011 by Dr. Barry K. Logan, Lindsay Reinhold, and Dr. Sherri Kacinko

Learning Objectives from the AAFS presentation:

  • Explain cannabinoid pharmacology
  • Understand the history and chemistry of synthetic cannabinoids (SCS) and their role in therapeutics
  • Develop and implement analytical methods for the identification of SCS in biological and non-biological matrices
  • Describe the current knowledge on the metabolism of SCS and the results of controlled drug administration studies
  • Explain the current legal status of SCS

Topics Covered Include:

  • Mechanism of Action and Pharmacology
  • History of Synthetic Cannabinoids
  • Identification of Synthetic Cannabinoids in Botanical material
  • Identification of Synthetic Cannabinoids in Biological Matrices
  • Human pharmacodynamics and Pharmacokinetics
  • Legal Status


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