Université de Fribourg

Comparison of cannabinoid concentrations in oral fluid and whole blood between occasional and regular cannabis smokers prior to and after smoking a cannabis joint

Fabritius, Marie ; Chtioui, Haithem ; Battistella, Giovanni ; Annoni, Jean Marie ; Dao, Kim ; Favrat, Bernard ; Fornari, Eleonora ; Lauer, Estelle ; Maeder, Philippe ; Giroud, Christian

In: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 2013, vol. 405, no. 30, p. 9791–9803

A cross-over controlled administration study of smoked cannabis was carried out on occasional and heavy smokers. The participants smoked a joint (11 % Δ9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)) or a matching placebo on two different occasions. Whole blood (WB) and oral fluid (OF) samples were collected before and up to 3.5 h after smoking the joints. Pharmacokinetic analyses were obtained from these data....

Université de Fribourg

Long-term effects of cannabis on brain structure

Battistella, Giovanni ; Fornari, Eleonora ; Annoni, Jean-Marie ; Chtioui, Haithem ; Dao, Kim ; Fabritius, Marie ; Favrat, Bernard ; Mall, Jean-Frédéric ; Maeder, Philippe ; Giroud, Christian

In: Neuropsychopharmacology, 2014, p. -

The dose-dependent toxicity of the main psychoactive component of cannabis in brain regions rich in cannabinoid CB1 receptors is well known in animal studies. However, research in humans does not show common findings across studies regarding the brain regions that are affected after long-term exposure to cannabis. In the present study, we investigate (using Voxel-based Morphometry) gray matter...