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CannaKeys has 206 studies associated with Pharma THC.

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Overview - Pharma THC

Description of Pharma THC

Pharmaceutical drugs containing THC correspond to a cannabis chemotype I. They represent a class of drugs that are primarily produced and standardized from synthetic sources.

Here we highlight dronabinol:

  • Dronabinol is a synthetic version of THC

  • FDA approved in 1985 for the tx of HIV/AIDs-induced anorexia & chemotherapy-induced nausea

  • Off-label use include chronic pain, obstructive sleep apnea, substance abuse and withdrawal

  • Dronabinol is available as soft gelatin capsules 2.5 mg (white), 5 mg (dark brown), and 10mg (orange)

  • Contraindication to dronabinol include a history of hypersensitivity reaction to sesame oil or THC derivatives

  • Most common adverse effects may include changes in cognition, dizziness, euphoria, nausea, anxiety, vomiting, or abdominal discomfort for instance

  • Dronabinol has a half-life of ~4 hours

Other Names:

Pharmaceutical THC

Dronabinol, Marinol, Delta9-Tetrahydrocannabinol, Delta9-THC (plus various other supplier-based synonyms).

IUPAC Name: (6aR,10aR)-6,6,9-trimethyl-3-pentyl-6a,7,8,10a-tetrahydrobenzo[c]chromen-1-ol

Molecular Formula: C21H30O2


Pharma THC Properties and Effects

FDA approved for: 

  • Refractory chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting

  • Anorexia/weight loss in patients with AIDS

Pharma THC Receptor Binding

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