WVU study on cannabinoid withdrawal featured in Drug and Alcohol Dependence

The project is a collaboration between the Department of Psychology and the Department of Physiology & Pharmacology.

A paper written by Steven Kinsey, PhD, associate professor of psychology, and David Siderovski, PhD, E.J. Van Liere Medicine Professor in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, on cannabinoid withdrawal in mice was published in Drug and Alcohol Dependence.

The paper, based on West Virginia University psychology student Kristen Trexler’s master’s thesis and research from Siderovski’s lab, details the use of the phytocannabinoid Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and the synthetic cannabinoid receptor agonist JWH-018 in developing mouse models of cannabis withdrawal.

The results of the study could assist the development of pharmacologic treatments for Cannabis Use Disorder.

Learn more about the study.