Effects of cannabis intoxication on primary suggestibility


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.

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Kelly, S.F., Fisher, S. & Kelly, R.J. Effects of cannabis intoxication on primary suggestibility. Psychopharmacology 56, 217–219 (1978). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF00431853

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Key words

  • Cannabis
  • Hypnosis
  • Marijuana
  • Primary suggestibility
  • Waking suggestibility