Clinical Studies and Case Reports

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TitleEffect of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol on intraocular pressure in humans.
Author(s)Cooler P, Gregg JM
Journal, Volume, IssueSouthern Medical Journal 1977;70(8):951-954
Major outcome(s)reduction in intraocular pressure

As early as 1971, it was noted that smoking marijuana lowered intraocular pressure. In this study one of the active components of marijuana, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, was given intravenously to ten subjects with normal intraocular pressures. Two strengths were used--0.022 mg/kg of body weight and 0.044 mg/kg of body weight. Intraocular pressure was found to decrease as much as 51% of baseline normal with an average decrease of 37%. Heart rate increased in a range of 22% and 65% of the resting pulse. Respiratory rate was not affected. No analgesic properties were demonstrated by either cutaneous or periosteal stimulation. Anxiety levels were increased by delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol over placebo and diazepam (Valium). The mechanism of action is still uncertain but it is believed by some workers to be similar to that of a beta-adrenergic stimulator.

Dose(s)1.5-3.0 mg THC
Duration (days)1
Participants10 healthy subjects
DesignControlled study
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