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

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  • [5,5-dimethyl-8-(3-methyloctan-2-yl)-2-prop-2-ynyl-3,4-dihydro-1H-chromeno[4,3-c]pyridin-10-yl] 2-methyl-4-(2-methylpiperidin-1-yl)butanoate
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Molar mass576.866 g·mol−1
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  • InChI=1S/C37H56N2O3/c1-9-11-12-15-26(3)29(6)30-23-33(41-36(40)27(4)17-22-39-20-14-13-16-28(39)5)35-31-25-38(19-10-2)21-18-32(31)37(7,8)42-34(35)24-30/h2,23-24,26-29H,9,11-22,25H2,1,3-8H3

Menabitan (INN; SP-204), or menabitan hydrochloride (USAN), is a synthetic drug which acts as a potent cannabinoid receptor agonist.[1][2] It is closely related to natural cannabinoids of the tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) group, differing mainly by its longer and branched side chain, and the replacement of the 9-position carbon with a nitrogen. It's a structural analog of Nabitan and Dimethylheptylpyran.[1] It was studied as an analgesic in the 1970s and was found to possess antinociceptive effects in both humans and animals but was never marketed.[1][3][4]

Due to its structural similarity to the Schedule I/III drug THC it can be treated as a Schedule I drug within the United States legal system under the Federal Analogue Act.

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  2. ^ Triggle DJ (1996). Dictionary of Pharmacological Agents. Boca Raton: Chapman & Hall/CRC. p. 1271. ISBN 978-0-412-46630-4.
  3. ^ Reggio PH (1987). "Molecular determinants for cannabinoid activity: refinement of a molecular reactivity template". NIDA Research Monograph. 79: 82–95. PMID 2830539.
  4. ^ Gabriel G. Nahas (5 April 1999). Marihuana and Medicine. Humana Press. p. 46. ISBN 978-0-89603-593-5. Retrieved 9 May 2012.