THC does not affect striatal dopamine release: microdialysis in freely moving rats.


The hypothesis that cannabinoids potentiate the motor effects of neuroleptics and produce their abuse potential by stimulating dopaminergic activity was tested by measuring the ability of THC to increase extracellular dopamine concentrations. Male Long-Evans rats were implanted with guide cannulae for the striatum or nucleus accumbens. Fifteen hours prior… (More)