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Pediatrics. 2012 Apr;129(4):e1064-7. doi: 10.1542/peds.2011-1797. Epub 2012 Mar 19.

Clinical presentation of intoxication due to synthetic cannabinoids.

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  • 1Division of Emergency Medicine, Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC 20010, USA.


Synthetic cannabinoids are relatively novel substances of abuse. The use of these compounds among adolescents and young adults has been increasing, making it important for pediatric providers to be familiar with the presenting signs and symptoms of intoxication. We describe three case presentations of reported synthetic cannabinoid intoxication and provide a brief discussion of these compounds.

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