Event Title

Effects of Adolescent Cannabinoid Exposure on Nicotine Reward in Young Adult Rats

Presenter Information

Jessica Razo
David Sanchez

Presentation Type

Poster Presentation/Art Exihibt

College

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Major

Psychology

Location

SMSU Event Center BC

Faculty Mentor

Dr. Cynthia Crawford

Start Date

5-17-2018 9:30 AM

End Date

5-17-2018 11:00 AM

Abstract

A number of studies have demonstrated that adolescent exposure to nicotine alters the unconditioned response to cannabinoid agonists and the density of cannabinoid receptors. In a recent study it was found that adolescent nicotine exposure increased the conditioned rewarding effects of the cannabinoid agonist CP-55,940. Interestingly, there is evidence in the clinical literature suggesting reverse gateway, where cannabis use leads to greater nicotine use. This study investigated whether adolescent exposure to a synthetic cannabinoid CPP-55,940 alters the rewarding properties of nicotine.

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May 17th, 9:30 AM May 17th, 11:00 AM

Effects of Adolescent Cannabinoid Exposure on Nicotine Reward in Young Adult Rats

SMSU Event Center BC

A number of studies have demonstrated that adolescent exposure to nicotine alters the unconditioned response to cannabinoid agonists and the density of cannabinoid receptors. In a recent study it was found that adolescent nicotine exposure increased the conditioned rewarding effects of the cannabinoid agonist CP-55,940. Interestingly, there is evidence in the clinical literature suggesting reverse gateway, where cannabis use leads to greater nicotine use. This study investigated whether adolescent exposure to a synthetic cannabinoid CPP-55,940 alters the rewarding properties of nicotine.