What is 5ABB
5ABB is Synthetic cannabinoids or synthetic marijuana belonging to a large family of chemically unrelated structures that are created and marketed to mimic the action of (THC), the primary psychoactive constituent of marijuana. Other examples of Schedule I controlled substances include heroin and LSD. Synthetic cannabinoids mimic the effects of marijuana.
What are the signs and symptoms of 5ABB use?
Increased heart rate and blood pressure is a common adverse effects. Nonetheless, paranoid behavior, agitation, irritability, nausea and vomiting, confusion, drowsiness, headache, electrolyte abnormalities and seizures are common. Severe side effects may include acute renal failure and significant negative effects to the cardiovascular and central nervous systems.
What are the risks of 5ABB?
The use of NPS is often linked to health problems. NPS users have frequently been hospitalized with severe intoxications. There have also been a number of unexplained suicides with preceding use of synthetic cannabinoids (spice). In addition, have been associated with fatalities.
What is the legal situation?
NPS are not under international control. Many countries have established permanent control measures for some substances or issued temporary bans. Only a handful of NPS have been reviewed by the mechanism established under the 1961 and 1971 Conventions. NPS are also a challenge for prevention and treatment. Instead of moral panic, objective and credible information is needed. In this respect, it is particularly important to create risk awareness among young people. Prevention measures should also target experienced drug users.