Dr. Shane Johnson, GM of BayMedica, InMed’s subsidiary, answers these questions:
- What are illegal synthetic cannabinoids?
- How are illegal synthetic cannabinoids different from bioidentical synthesized cannabinoids?
- What are some examples of illegal synthetic cannabinoids?
- Are all synthetic cannabinoids illegal?
- What is a bioidentical cannabinoid?
- How are synthesized cannabinoids used in consumer packaged goods?
An illegal synthetic cannabinoid is a synthetic cannabinoid with a different molecular structure from the plant. These products look nothing like the naturally-occurring molecules found in the plant.
Whereas a synthesized cannabinoid is bioidentical and has the exact molecular structure as the naturally-occurring compound found in the Cannabis plant. These can be made using different scientific manufacturing techniques such as biosynthesis and chemical synthesis, techniques that are utilized for pharmaceutical products.
These manufacturing techniques allow for highly pure, batch-to-batch consistency and large scale production to meet the demands of consumer packaged goods companies.