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Synthetic cannabinoids are made in the lab to mimic the effects of naturally occurring cannabinoids. Cannabinoids are found naturally in the body and in plants. Cannabinoids are mainly found in the cannabis sativa plant. People have become addicted to smoking cannabis (marijuana) and have in turn become addicted to smoking synthetic cannabis. Synthetic cannabis has become a huge problem in recent years as it is making its users develop psychosis and schizophrenia. Cannabinoids are allowed to work in the body’s endocannabinoid system by binding to main cannabinoid receptor sites, 1 and 2. This paper will take a look into how people become addicted to synthetic cannabinoids when they are already using natural cannabis.
Despite developing interest about the growing rates of synthetic cannabinoid application and their impacts, merely limited results are applicable and delve into these problems. This research tested the extent of synthetic cannabinoid product application and known impacts among a collection of adult marijuana and cigarette smokers. A short mobile interview was taken out with people who had given the go ahead to be called for further studies while checking for a marijuana/nicotine reliance prescription advancement study.
Respondents were mainly young adults, male, racially variant, and high school graduates. Almost all directly smoked tobacco and marijuana, with 86% using marijuana on 5 or more days during the week. Almost all (91%) knew synthetic cannabinoid products, half (50%) said that using synthetic cannabinoids products previously. Although, a national ban on five known synthetic cannabinoids, which happened on March 1, 2011, numerous respondents claimed further synthetic cannabinoids application.
The main adverse events that come from smoking synthetic cannabinoids were difficulty thinking transparently, headache, dry mouth, and anxiety. No massive changes were reported between synthetic cannabinoid product smokers and non-smokers by where they were situated or other descriptions. Among present cannabis and cigarette smokers, SC product use was known and continued although the national ban stood firm.
These reasons for smoking synthetic cannabis involved that of looking for a new and similar high to that given from normal cannabis and simply to avoid drug use detection that would of been discovered by a urine sample. Overall, the research continues the anecdotal papers story on self-reported synthetic cannabinoid application, impacts, and reasons for use.
The research group mainly contained young adults who normally used marijuana and cigarettes. Half had actually tried synthetic cannabinoid products before the experiment took place and half of that again were actual smokers of these products, the greatest current prevalence yet seen. Many smoked synthetic cannabinoid products following a national ban suggesting that the challenges of mediation efforts to stop the use and prevent the plausible harm.
This could provide doctors with some knowledge to come up with a way to have more effective drug tests for synthetic marijuana so that drug abuse and its related health effects can be avoided.