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JWH-398 is an analgesic chemical from the naphthoylindole family, which acts as a cannabinoid agonist at both the CB1 and CB2 receptors. It has mild selectivity for CB1 with a Ki of 2.3 nM and 2.8 nM at CB2.[2] This synthetic chemical compound was identified by the EMCDDA as an ingredient in three separate "herbal incense" products purchased from online shops between February to June 2009.[3] It was discovered by, and named after, John W. Huffman.[4]

In the United States, JWH-398 is a Schedule I controlled substance.[5]

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  1. ^ Grozījumi Ministru kabineta 2005.gada 8.novembra noteikumos Nr.847 "Noteikumi par Latvijā kontrolējamajām narkotiskajām vielām, psihotropajām vielām un prekursoriem"
  2. ^ Huffman J.W. (2009). Reggio P.H. (ed.). Cannabimimetic Indoles, Pyrroles, and Indenes: Structure–Activity Relationships and Receptor Interactions. The Cannabinoid Receptors. The Receptors. Humana Press. doi:10.1007/978-1-59745-503-9. ISBN 978-1-58829-712-9.
  3. ^ Understanding the ‘Spice’ phenomenon. EMCDDA, Lisbon, November 2009
  4. ^ John W. Huffman, et al. STRUCTURE-ACTIVITY RELATIONSHIPS AT THE CB1 AND CB2 RECEPTORS FOR 1-ALKYL-3-(1-NAPHTHOYL-4 AND 8-HALOGEN SUBSTITUTED) INDOLES (2009) 19th Annual Symposium on the Cannabinoids, Burlington, Vermont, International Cannabinoid Research Society, Page 2.
  5. ^ Controlled Substances listed by the DEA