What is JWH-073?

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Other names used for synthetic marijuana include synthetic cannabis, synthetic pot, synthetic weed, fake pot, and herbal incense. In an effort to control synthetic marijuana abuse, the United States DEA put out an emergency ban on a large list of synthetic compounds found in common brands, or "blends". In an effort to fight legislation, designer drug manufacturers are using different chemicals not yet banned. These new compounds produce similar effects while remaining structurally unique (and technically legal).

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Synthetic Drugs

Synthetic marijuana (synthetic cannabis), like Spice and K2, is created by spraying natural herbs with synthetic, psychoactive chemicals.


Designer Drugs

Designer drugs are created with the intent of mimicking the effects of illegal drugs, like marijuana. It remains a legal substance in some locations by labeling itself "not for human consumption".


Synthetic Marijuana

Though synthetic marijuana, like Spice and K2, is called "marijuana", it does not come from the cannabis plant and does not contain THC, like natural marijuana buds do.

JWH-073 is one of the main compounds found in synthetic marijuana all around the world, including the name brands "Spice" and "K2". Developed by John W. Huffman, JWH-073 is a synthetic analogue similar, yet stronger, to the effects that found in THC, the active component in cannabis (weed). Because of its potency, JWH-073 has been identified by the DEA as extremely dangerous and carries the high potential for abuse. Many countries, and many states in the USA, have banned the substance.

After the use of the chemical JWH-018 was banned in many countries, synthetic marijuana manufacturers began replacing the substance with JWH-073. The effects of the two chemicals are almost identical, but their structural differences make the use of JWH-073 possible.

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