Tetrahydrocannabinol-induced manifestations of the “marihuana syndrome” in group-living macaques

  • E. N. Sassenrath
  • L. F. Chapman
Part of the FASEB Monographs book series (FASEBM, volume 6)


The issue of whether long-term frequent use of marihuana can lead to marked persistent changes in behavior and neuroendocrine function in man is still being debated. While the immediate short-term behavioral effects of the drug can be readily measured in a laboratory setting, the characterization of slowly-developing drug-induced changes in individually characteristic aspects of emotional and social behavior is more difficult. The nature of sample selection and the uncontrolled environmental variables in studies of chronic marihuana users versus nonusers have made the conclusions of such studies open to question.


Alpha Male Plasma Testosterone Level Estrous Female Cage Group Dominance Structure 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. N. Sassenrath
    • 1
  • L. F. Chapman
    • 1
  1. 1.California Primate Research Center and Department of Behavioral BiologyUniversity of California School of MedicineDavisUSA

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