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Archives of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, 2017; 2: 42–48DOI: 10.12740/APP/71073Synthetic cannabinoids: characteristics,use and clinical implicationsEmilio Sánchez HervásSummarySynthetic cannabinoids are chemicals that bind to cannabinoid receptors and produce effects similar to those oftetrahydrocannabinol. Although initially designed as possible pharmacological tools, they are currently amongthe most important of the so-called new drugs. Some of these cannabinoids are extremely potent and haveserious effects on the health of users, who are primarily young people. Their use can affect behavior unpre-dictably (many users do not really know what they are consuming), and produce more adverse consequencesthan marijuana. This article reviews the most important characteristics of these substances, the consequenc-es of their consumption and the clinical implications that derive from it.drug abuse / marijuana / cannabis / synthetic cannabinoidsINTRODUCTIONMarijuana is the most commonly used il...
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