Interactions between D9-THC and heroin: self-administration in rhesus monkeys

Research Subject: Addiction
Author: Jun-Xu Li, Wouter Koek and Charles France
Publish Date: 2012

The cannabinoid receptor agonist delta9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) enhances the antinociceptive effects of mu opioid receptor agonists, raising the possibility of using a combination of THC and opioids for treating pain. This study examined the effects of noncontingent and contingent administration of THC on i.v. heroin self-administration in rhesus monkeys.

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