Cannabis intoxication in three Green iguanas (Iguana iguana)

J Small Anim Pract. 2011 Feb;52(2):113-6. doi: 10.1111/j.1748-5827.2010.01017.x.


This report describes clinical signs and plasma biochemical changes associated with significant cannabis consumption in three Green iguanas (Iguana iguana) which resulted in seizures, cardiovascular and digestive tract aberrations, elevated hepatic enzymes and bile acid concentrations for a number of weeks post recovery. One case required extensive antiseizuring therapy to recover. All Green iguanas eventually made a full recovery.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Anticonvulsants / therapeutic use*
  • Cannabis / poisoning*
  • Diazepam / therapeutic use*
  • Female
  • Iguanas* / blood
  • Male
  • Seizures / chemically induced
  • Seizures / drug therapy
  • Seizures / veterinary*
  • Treatment Outcome


  • Anticonvulsants
  • Diazepam