Interview with J.W. Huffman (creator of JWH-018 and other synthetic cannabinoids)

October 24, 2011, 7:36 pm

J.W. Huffman

I missed this interview with J.W. Huffman — the creator of JWH-018 and other synthetic cannabinoid molecules — when it appeared Los Angeles Times last month. Dr. Huffman says that the entire kerfuffle that has come about because his laboratory research into the interaction between chemicals and cannabinoid receptors in the central nervous system a “royal pain in the rear end”. He warns against consumption of synthetic marijuana products such as K-2 or “Spice” that are made from recipes published in his research papers, saying that they can cause hypertension, tachycardia, and “serious and unpredictable psychological effects . . . anybody who uses them is playing Russian roulette.”

The interview also reveals that Huffman and his group at Clemson University devised as many as 460 different synthetic cannabinoid compounds for laboratory use.

Related posts:

Seizures and supraventricular tachycardia after ingestion of a synthetic cannabinoid (JWH-018)

Spice toxicity: three patients with confirmed exposure to JWH-018 and /or JWH-073

“Legal” marijuana: patients with confirmed exposure to JWH-018 and JWH-073

Synthetic ‘legal’ marijuana banned by the FDA

K2 Sex

Update on ‘legal’ smoking highs

K2: “This isn’t Jerry Garcia’s marijuana”




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