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Psychopharmacology

, Volume 56, Issue 2, pp 217–219 | Cite as

Effects of cannabis intoxication on primary suggestibility

  • Sean F. Kelly
  • Seymour Fisher
  • Reid J. Kelly
Article

Abstract

Thirty-five subjects of known hypnotizability were tested for primary suggestibility in the waking state with and without marijuana intoxication. The drug caused an increase in suggestibility similar to that produced by the induction of hypnosis. The effect did not persist when subjects were retested one week later in their normal waking state.

Key words

Cannabis Hypnosis Marijuana Primary suggestibility Waking suggestibility 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sean F. Kelly
    • 1
  • Seymour Fisher
    • 1
  • Reid J. Kelly
    • 1
  1. 1.Psychopharmacology LaboratoryBoston University School of MedicineBostonUSA

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