Synthetic cannabinoids in Europe (Perspectives on drugs)


Synthetic cannabinoids represent the largest group of substances currently monitored in Europe by the EMCCDA through the EU Early Warning System. Current knowledge on these substances and trends in production, availability, use and harms are presented in this analysis.

Part of the ‘Perspectives on drugs’ (PODs) series, launched alongside the annual European Drug Report, these designed-for-the-web interactive analyses aim to provide deeper insights into a selection of important issues.

Note that the online version contains additional interactive or audiovisual material not available in the PDF version.

Table of contents

  • Analysis: synthetic cannabinoids in Europe
  • Interactive: demystifying the chemistry
  • Facts and figures
  • Chemistry and naming of the synthetic cannabinoids