Synthetic cannabinoid XLR-11 and driving
XLR-11 3 out of 5 stars Driving Under the Influence of Synthetic Cannabinoid Receptor Agonist XLR-11. Lemos NP. J Forensic Sci 2014 Aug 3. doi: 10.1111/1556-4029.12550. [Epub ahead of print] Abstract XLR-11 is one of the many different synthetic cannabinoid compounds found in samples of smokeable herbs sometimes sold as “Spice” or “Legal Marijuana.” Exposure to XLR-11 has been associated with cases of acute kidney injury. This case report describes a 22-year-old male who appeared “really high on weed” after being involved in a traffic accident. The man admitted to using “Blueberry Spice” but did not say when the use occurred. Police officers noted that the man had the “characteristic odor of marijuana” on his breath along with “watery, bloodshot eyes” and slurred speech. Also noted were muscle rigidity and speech that was described as “mellow.” On evaluation at hospital, the patient’s breath was described as having an “unknown burnt smokey smell.” There was no nystagmus. Extensive testing for drugs of abuse was negative except for the presence of XLR-11. The authors claim that this is the first laboratory-proven case of a driver operating a motor vehicle under the influence of the cannabinoid receptor agonist XLR-11. Related posts: Case series: 9 patients with acute kidney injury after smoking a synthetic cannabinoid MMWR: synthetic pot suspected in cases of kidney fai...
Source: The Poison Review - Category: Toxicology Authors: Leon Tags: Medical driving synthetic cannabinoid xlr-11 Source Type: news
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