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HU-210

hu210HU-210 is Schedule I in the United States. This means it is illegal to manufacture, buy, possess, or distribute (sell, trade, or give) without a DEA license. Not available by prescription.

Addictive Potential: Unknown

Emergency Room Visits Yearly: Unknown

Mandatory Minimum Sentence: Unknown

Mechanism of Action: Cannabinoid receptor agonist

Overview:

HU-210 is a potent analgesic with many of the same effects as natural THC.

According to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection, HU-210 was discovered in Spice Gold products seized at the US border in January 2009. Over 100 pounds of Spice products were seized based on this finding, although there has been some dispute as to its validity as there has been no independent confirmation of these results and none of the other laboratory analyses of this product have detected HU-210. It is possible that the active ingredients may have been varied even between different batches of the same flavor of Spice product, or that the structurally related compound CP 47,497 was misidentified as HU-210.

Side Effects and Adverse Reactions:

HU-210 is a research chemical. Research chemicals are experimental chemicals that are not approved for human consumption. This is because not enough data exists currently about their side effects, adverse reactions, long term damage, addiction potential, etc. Although some people are willing to ingest research chemicals, it is not reasonable to assume that they are in any way safe to use recreationally.

HU-210 and Drug Tests:

HU-210 is a synthetic cannabinoid that currently cannot be detected with drug tests. This is because of how drug tests work. The basic concept is that your body attempts to break down any drugs you ingest. Metabolites are formed as part of this process; testing looks for the specific types of metabolites that could only occur as a result of drug taking. There is currently (as of Nov, 2009) no test that tests for the metabolites of synthetic cannabinoids. Rumor has it that scientists are developing a drug test that tests for them, although, the development and implementation process could take years.

Research:

The synthetic cannabinoid HU210 induces spatial memory deficits and suppresses hippocampal firing rate in rats

HU-210 in Drugs and Chemicals of Concern (DEA Website)

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