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    1. 1. SyntheticCannabinoids<br />
    2. 2. Today’s “FAKE MARIJUANA”<br />COMMONLY KNOWN AS K2, SPICE, SERENITY, GENIE, TWISTED XXX<br />Synthetic Cannabinoids<br />
    3. 3. In 1995 Dr. John W. Huffman, first experimented and synthesized the compound known as JWH018 while performing research at Clemson University. He never performed any testing with this and later other JWH chemicals on humans. <br />Since that time several of these synthesized compounds with varying names have been produced with a wide range of potency and effects. <br />History<br />
    4. 4. US Legislative Profile<br />Nov. 24th DEA instituted an emergency Ban on 5 Synthetic Cannabinoids which become effective 1/2011 for one year<br />States and Municipalities have instituted various restrictions on Synthetic Cannabinoids ranging from unregulated to felony charges for possession<br />
    5. 5. U<br />U<br />2/25/10**<br />U<br />*<br />U<br />10/15/10<br />**<br />U<br />*<br />HWH018,073,015,<br />200,250,<br />HU210,<br />CP47,<br />CP497<br />U<br />10/15/10<br />**<br />***<br />U<br />U<br />U<br />***<br />JWH018<br /> U<br />U<br />***<br />U<br />*<br />JWH01811/1/2011<br />*<br />8/28/10<br />Synthetic Compounds mimic THC<br />@<br /> U<br />* Spice <br />*** JWH018<br />**JWH018<br />U<br />@<br />***<br />4/13/10**<br />K2<br />JWI018<br />JWH073<br />11/1/10<br />**<br />U<br />U<br />HU 210<br />JWH018<br />JWH073<br />Salvia<br />K2,Spice<br />JWH018<br />U<br />9/3/10 <br />**<br />**8/15/10<br />JWH018,<br />073,CP47,<br /> 497 all<br /> synthetics<br />*** 1/11/11<br />***<br />Possession a Felony<br />*Municipal Restrictions<br />** Statewide Ban<br />*** Proposed Regulation<br />U Unregulated <br />@ Marijuana Legalized<br />Proposed<br />Legislation<br />
    6. 6. Texas Legislative Timeline<br />Proposed bill to floor 1/11/11 by Senator Florence Shapiro<br />Most comprehensive bill in the US with 12+ compounds<br />Congressional Coalition Support<br />9 Texas Senators<br />9 House of Representatives<br />
    7. 7. Proposed Texas Testing Panel<br />1. JWH-018 <br />2. JWH-073 DEA BANNED LIST<br />3. JWH-200<br />4. CP 47<br />5. CP 497<br />6. JWH-019<br />7. JWH-250<br />8. JWH-015<br />9. CP 297-C8 Homolog<br />10. CP 55, 940<br />11. HU-308<br />12. HU-331<br />13. WIN 55212-2<br />
    8. 8. Research<br />In drug studies on rats and pigeons HU-210 was found to be 66 to 80 times more potent than THC<br />Human Study by NMS presented by Dr. Barry Logan shows varying degrees of impairment<br />Current on going human studies at St. Louis University of effects of synthetic cannabinoid use<br />
    9. 9. Research<br />More Human Studies related to driving under the influence are ongoing to be published 2011<br />Synthesized to create “Lock and Key” effect with the same neurotransmitters in the brain as THC; i.e. addition <br />
    10. 10. Myths<br />These products are herbal and incense and somehow natural substances<br />Not harmful<br />Non-toxic <br />Not for human consumption<br />
    11. 11. Facts<br />Products created in a laboratory environment<br />Mixtures of herbal compounds and chemicals - No QC on what is generated<br />Is not detected in standard drug test panels<br />Easy to change Trade names and mixture ingredients<br />
    12. 12. Facts<br />Jan 2010-July 2010<br />500-800 cases of adverse reactions to synthetic marijuana across the country in the past year, according to the American Association of Poison Control Centers.<br /> At least 8 known/suspected deaths in Texas 2010 to date<br />
    13. 13. Signs and Symptoms<br /><ul><li>Profuse sweating during the day and especially at night
    14. 14. Internal restlessness
    15. 15. Palpitations and increase blood pressure
    16. 16. Reduced Body Temperature
    17. 17. Insomnia
    18. 18. Headache
    19. 19. Diarrhea
    20. 20. Altered brain function in controlling emotions, judgment, motivation, memory and learning </li></li></ul><li>Signs and Symptoms<br /><ul><li>Nausea and vomiting
    21. 21. Tremors and in rare cases seizure
    22. 22. Anxiety and paranoia without reason
    23. 23. Manic episodes (hyperactivity, agitation)
    24. 24. Sudden emotional and personality changes
    25. 25. Feeling of depression and desperation
    26. 26. Denial</li></li></ul><li>Analytical Matrices<br />Blood – Detection 0-24 hours<br />Urine – Detection 0-48 hours<br />Saliva-<br />Hair – <br />
    27. 27. Analytical Testing<br />Individual Compounds or Panels<br />1. JWH-018 <br />2. JWH-073 DEA BANNED LIST<br />3. JWH-200<br />4. CP 47<br />5. CP 497<br />6. JWH-019<br />7. JWH-250<br />8. JWH-015<br />9. CP 297-C8 Homolog<br />10. CP 55, 940<br />11. HU-308<br />12. HU-331<br />13. WIN 55212-2<br />
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    31. 31. Questions?<br />Loretta Anderson, President<br />ExperTox Laboratory<br />Ph. 281-476-4600<br />Fax. 281-930-8856<br />www.expertox.com<br />Contact Information:<br />Mauri Barefoot, National Sales Rep<br />mbarefoot@expertox.com<br />

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