Dr. Alex Krotulski speaks to AZoLifeSciences about the importance of detecting new New Synthetic Cannabinoids
Why do synthetic cannabinoids pose such significant threats to public health?
They are not necessarily the same number of deaths as there are for other drugs of abuse, but we do see a large number of deaths related to synthetic cannabinoid use, where toxicology findings may only indicate that synthetic cannabinoids are present and no other drugs.
I work for a forensic laboratory and we are seeing large numbers of deaths occurring with synthetic cannabinoids.
In addition, there have been several different high-profile mass intoxication events that have happened here in the United States recently. There was one incident in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where synthetic cannabinoids were being put into the heroin supply.VIEW SOURCE:AZoLifeSciences