New Generation Cannabinoid Designer Drugs

$3.00 | CE Hours:1.00 | Advanced

*ICB Credit for Counselor I, Preventionist I, CARS I, MISA I, PCGC II, CCJP II, CAAP I, CRSS II, MAATP I, NCRS II, CFPP II


CEU Course Description

Synthetic cannabinoids are functionally similar to THC and bind to the same cannabinoid receptors in the brain and peripheral organs.  This advanced CEU course provides detailed information about how the synthetic cannabinoids on the market elicit their actions and the dangers of their use.

Article Author:  Liana Fattore, Ph.D., et al.
Exam writer:  Patricia Hocking-Walker, M.S. (Psychology)

CEU Course Objectives

1.  Discuss the awareness that users have about synthetic cannabinoids.

2.  Investigate the reasons that Spices are referred to as legal highs.

3.  Compare and contrast the chemical structures of synthetic cannabinoids and THC.

4.  Examine the pharmacological effects of the many different synthetic cannabinoids.

5.  Identify the masking agents of natural origin that are commonly added to confuse identification.

6.  Describe the most common symptoms of patients presenting for emergency medical care after smoking Spice products.

Date Added: 2016-12-04

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