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

  • (6aR,9R,10aR)-3-[(Z)-hept-1-enyl]-9-(hydroxymethyl)-6,6-dimethyl-6a,7,8,9,10,10a-hexahydrobenzo[c]chromen-1-ol
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Molar mass358.522 g·mol−1
3D model (JSmol)
  • CCCCC/C=C\C1=CC2=C(C3CC(CCC3C(O2)(C)C)CO)C(=C1)O
  • InChI=1S/C23H34O3/c1-4-5-6-7-8-9-16-13-20(25)22-18-12-17(15-24)10-11-19(18)23(2,3)26-21(22)14-16/h8-9,13-14,17-19,24-25H,4-7,10-12,15H2,1-3H3/b9-8-/t17-,18-,19-/m1/s1 checkY

AM-906 (part of the AM cannabinoid series) is an analgesic drug which is a cannabinoid agonist. It is conformationally restricted by virtue of the double bond on its side chain, leading an increased affinity for and selectivity between CB1 and CB2 receptors.[1] It is a potent and selective agonist for the CB1 cannabinoid receptor, with a Ki of 0.8 nM at CB1 and 9.5 nM at CB2, a selectivity of almost 12x.[2]

The corresponding E or trans isomer is AM-905.

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  2. ^ Papahatjis DP, Kourouli T, Abadji V, Goutopoulos A, Makriyannis A (March 1998). "Pharmacophoric requirements for cannabinoid side chains: multiple bond and C1'-substituted delta 8-tetrahydrocannabinols". Journal of Medicinal Chemistry. 41 (7): 1195–200. doi:10.1021/jm970277i. PMID 9544219.