It is a research chemical that belongs to the naphthoylindole family. JWH-081 as all the other research chemicals in the JWH group is a synthetic cannabinoid with analgesic effects. Its full chemical name is 4-methoxynaphthalen- 1-yl- (1-pentylindol- 3-yl)methanone with chemical formula as C25H25NO2 and molecular mass 371.47 g/mol.JWH-018
Naphthalen-1-yl-(1-pentylindol-3-yl)methanone (JWH–018) is an aminoalkylindole used as an active ingredient of products sold as cannabis substitutes. When smoked, JWH-018 produces cannabimimetic effects in doses lower than the doses of Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) needed to produce effects of similar strength (higher potency).
JWH 018 is an analytical reference material categorized as a synthetic cannabinoid.1 It has been found in Spice/K2-type herbal blends and may have neurotoxic properties. JWH 018 is regulated as a Schedule I compound in the United States. This product is intended for research and forensic applications.