The effects of marijuana on human physical aggression

J Pers Soc Psychol. 1985 Dec;49(6):1541-6. doi: 10.1037//0022-3514.49.6.1541.


Thirty male undergraduates received intense provocation following their ingestion of one of three doses of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). The subjects in the low-dose condition tended to respond in a more aggressive manner than the subjects in the moderate-and high-dose conditions. The subjects in the high-dose condition behaved in a relatively nonaggressive manner throughout the experimental session.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aggression / drug effects*
  • Dose-Response Relationship, Drug
  • Dronabinol / pharmacology*
  • Electroshock
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Reaction Time / drug effects


  • Dronabinol