Synthetic Cannabinoids

Synthetic Cannabinoids are part of a group of drugs called new psychoactive substances (NPS). Synthetic cannabinoids are human-made mind-altering chemicals that are either sprayed or dried onto shredded plant material so it can be smoked or sold as liquids to be vaporised and inhaled in e-cigarettes and other devices.


Originally developed by the Pharmaceutical Industry as a synthetic cannabinoid receptor agonist (SCRA) AB-PINACA has now made the leap to the illicit drug trade. It is common to see this synthetic substance added to plant matter and then distributed onto the market to be smoked or otherwise ingested. AB-PINACA is also available in powdered form as a “research chemical”.

The APAC Diagnostic Synthetic Cannabinoids test is a dip cassette – simply remove the cap that covers the strip and insert it into the specimen jar with the urine you want to test. The test is a preliminary screen, where a presumptive positive result should be confirmed by a toxicology laboratory.


Synthetic Marijuana or K2 is a psychoactive herbal and chemical product that, when consumed, mimics the effects of Marijuana. It is best known by the brand names K2 and Spice, both of which have largely become genericised trademarks used to refer to any synthetic Marijuana product. Studies suggest that synthetic marijuana intoxication is associated with acute psychosis, worsening of previously stable psychotic disorders, and also may have the ability to trigger a chronic (long-term)psychotic disorder among vulnerable individuals such as those with a family history of mental illness. Elevated levels of urinary metabolites are found within hours of exposure and remain detectable for 72 hours after smoking (depending on usage/dosage).

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