Marijuana and Synthetic Cannabinoids: Highlights of the Science for Attorneys


Marijuana and Synthetic Cannabinoids: Highlights of the Science for Attorneys

Recorded On 01/07/2021


As marijuana sources expand to medical-use and legal recreational-use, attorneys encounter more cases involving these substances and their role in impairment. Questions arise concerning the differences between marijuana metabolites; how drug testing results can be interpreted; how the various sources of marijuana (edibles, “joints”, oils) differ in potency and effects on the body; what is the science behind the marijuana breath testing device; what are synthetic cannabinoids and how do they compare with marijuana? Our expert speaker, Allison A. Muller, will address these and other topics during the presentation, including:

1. The scientific name of the parent marijuana compound and 2 major metabolites

2.The differences between marijuana and synthetic cannabinoids

3. The similarity between marijuana and synthetic cannabinoids

4. The reason why determining impairment based on marijuana levels (or its metabolites) is challenging


Faculty: Allison A. Muller, Pharm.D, D.ABAT, FAACT, Principal/Owner: Acri Muller Consulting, LLC

Moderator: Bari Chase, Esq.


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