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Dosage and Conditioning Period Determine Reward or Aversion to Cannabis-induced Conditioned Place Preference in Sprague-Dawley Rats

The study demonstrated that a shortened conditioning period of 18 minutes in the conditioned place preference (CPP) paradigm can induce significant ∆9-THC reward at low doses, supporting the addictive potential of the psychoactive agent of marijuana. This is the first report of significant reward at a dose of 0.05 mg/kg ∆9-THC in an animal model of addiction.


23 Oct, 2017
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e-Published: 26 Oct, 2017


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