Does Marijuana Cause Hallucinations?

From the Cannabis Journal of Research 12/2018

https://www.liebertpub.com/doi/abs/10.1089/can.2017.0052

The answer is ‘no’, not like in other hallucinogenic drugs.  It is unique in its pharmacology.

Scores on the Affect and Cognition subscales for the case dose were significantly lower than for the maximum doses of psilocybin and DXM.

Conclusion: Acute cannabis exposure in a healthy adult male resulted in self-reported hallucinations that rated high in magnitude on several subscales of the HRS. However, the hallucinatory experience in this case was qualitatively different than that typically experienced by participants receiving classic and atypical hallucinogens, suggesting that the hallucinatory effects of cannabis may have a unique pharmacological mechanism of action. This type of adverse event needs to be considered in the clinical use of cannabis.

 

 

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