Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Notice of Intent: MAB-CHMINACA to be placed into Schedule I

The United States DEA has filed a notice of intent to place the synthetic cannabinoid MAB-CHMINACA into Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act. The pre-publication text of the notice can be found here. The official notice will be published on 9/16 here.

MAB-CHMINACA is also known as ADB-CHMINACA. The chemical name is
N-(1-Amino-3,3-Dimethyl-1-oxoButan-2-yl)-1-(CycloHexylMethyl)-1H-INdAzole-3-CarboxAmide. The alphabet soup naming convention is shown by red-colored bold uppercase font.
 
 

I've covered this compound previously here and here.

As you can see from the chemical structures detailed above, ADB-CHMINACA is closely related to many other synthetic cannabinoids, namely AB-CHMINACA, which was placed into Schedule I about 8 months ago. The difference between the two compounds is a tert-butyl moiety vs. an isopropyl moiety.

When this compound is officially scheduled (probably around a month from now, so around October 15th), it will be the 25th synthetic cannabinoid explicitly scheduled by the US Federal Government in approximately 4.5 years (since 3/2011).

The current list of Federally controlled synthetic cannabinoids is (in alphabetical order):
 
5F-PB-22
AB-CHMINACA
AB-FUBINACA
AB-PINACA
ADB-PINACA
AKB48/APINACA
AM694
AM2201
CP-47,497
CP-47,497-C8 homologue
JWH-018/AM678
JWH-019
JWH-073
JWH-081
JWH-122
JWH-200
JWH-203
JWH-398
PB-22
RCS-4/SR-19
RCS-8/SR-18
THJ-2201
UR-144
XLR-11
 
Well, as history has shown, a new synthetic cannabinoid will now reign supreme and we'll still continue to see hospitalizations and potential fatalities. And rest assured, it'll be a substance with unknown pharmacology and toxicology.
 
Next research chemical up!
 

My vote is for 5F-AMB.
 
"And the beat goes on, the beat goes on
Drums keep pounding a rhythm to the brain..."


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