THC, An Active Ingredient in Marijuana, and Rats’ Intake of a Sweetened Alcoholic Beverage

  • Edward J. Bilsky
  • Christopher L. Hubbell
  • Larry D. Reid
Conference paper


There is substantial evidence to indicate that some drugs that are often used recreationally modify intakes of palatable ingesta [1]. For example, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) in small doses enhances caloric intake [1,2]. Among people, THC is also used in combination with other drugs such as ethanol (E). It is interesting to see if a drug such as THC also increases intake of a sweetened alcoholic beverage.


Placebo Sucrose Morphine Cocaine Tetrahydrocannabinol 


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  • Edward J. Bilsky
  • Christopher L. Hubbell
  • Larry D. Reid

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