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 DEA Tox Alert: Announcement of a Newly Identified Synthetic Cannabinoid 4CN-AB-BUTICA – February 25, 2021 

This new synthetic cannabinoid is related to a number of previously reported synthetic cannabinoids such as 4F-MDMB-BUTICA
(4F-MDMB-BICA). 4F-MDMB-BICA was first reported in the United States in July 2020.

There is currently no commercially available reference standard for 4CN-AB-BUTICA.

Cohort: In November 2020, prisoners under a work release program in Alabama were suspected of using tianeptine and a suspected synthetic cannabinoid-laced drug product inmates referred to as “No Show”.

Drugs Detected: 4CN-AB-BUTICA was detected, confirmed, and quantified in the cohort. The majority of urine samples from these individuals contained tianeptine and 4-CN-AMB-BUTINACA.

No Show

National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators Federal Tax ID: 52-1660752 / DUNS Number: 073539913

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