BIM-018 is a synthetic cannabinoid that is the benzimidazole analog of JWH-018. It is presumed to be a potent agonist of the CB2 receptor and has been sold online as a designer drug.
Related benzimidazole derivatives have been reported to be highly selective agonists for the CB2 receptor.
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