Potency and safety analysis of hemp-derived delta-9 products: The hemp vs. cannabis demarcation problem

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  • In general: uncontrolled
  • 1,9-dihydroxy-3-(2-methyloctan-2-yl)-6H-benzo[c]chromen-6-one
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Chemical and physical data
Molar mass354.446 g·mol−1
3D model (JSmol)
  • O=C(O1)C2=C(C=C(O)C=C2)C3=C1C=C(C(C)(C)CCCCCC)C=C3O
  • InChI=1S/C22H26O4/c1-4-5-6-7-10-22(2,3)14-11-18(24)20-17-13-15(23)8-9-16(17)21(25)26-19(20)12-14/h8-9,11-13,23-24H,4-7,10H2,1-3H3

AM-1714 (part of the AM cannabinoid series) is a drug that acts as a reasonably selective agonist of the peripheral cannabinoid receptor CB2, with sub-nanomolar affinity and 490x selectivity over the related CB1 receptor. In animal studies it has both analgesic and anti-allodynia effects. The 9-methoxy derivative AM-1710 has similar CB2 affinity but only 54x selectivity over CB1.[1][2]

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  2. ^ Rahn EJ, Zvonok AM, Thakur GA, Khanolkar AD, Makriyannis A, Hohmann AG (November 2008). "Selective activation of cannabinoid CB2 receptors suppresses neuropathic nociception induced by treatment with the chemotherapeutic agent paclitaxel in rats". The Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics. 327 (2): 584–91. doi:10.1124/jpet.108.141994. PMC 2682949. PMID 18664590.