Many have heard of the street drug sold at gas stations and party stores under many names like Spice and K2. It is often on local news. They usually call it “fake marijuana.” It wasn’t until one reporter referred to it as “synthetic cannabinoids” that it caught our attention. On this week’s Shaping Fire, podcast host Shango Los talks with cannabinoid researcher Greg Gerdeman PhD about what the hell synthetic cannabinoids even are and where they came from. Listen to this week’s show for the engaging story of how synthetic cannabinoids escaped the laboratory to become popular with schlock journalists and misdirected thrill seekers who can’t get their hands on authentic cannabis.
Gregory L. Gerdeman, Ph.D.
I am neuroscientist and educator with expertise in the physiological actions of cannabis and the endocannabinoid system (ECS).
Presently, my narrative is expanding to apply my biology and industry experience to being a driving force for helping the hemp fiber/materials industries... efforts that are part of global needs for sustainability and living right with the ecology of Earth.