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Analgesic and Subjective Effects of Terpenes

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04451863
Recruitment Status : Not yet recruiting
First Posted : June 30, 2020
Last Update Posted : June 30, 2020
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Ziva D. Cooper, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles

Brief Summary:
The purpose of this research is to assess the analgesic and subjective effects of terpenes administered alone and in combination of THC.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Pain Abuse, Drug Drug: Low THC Drug: High THC Drug: Low Myrcene Drug: High Myrcene Drug: Low Beta-Caryophyllene Drug: High Beta-Caryophyllene Drug: Placebo Phase 1

Detailed Description:
The overall aim of this placebo-controlled study is to examine dose-dependent analgesia, intoxication, abuse liability, and pharmacokinetics of ecologically relevant doses of vaporized myrcene and beta-caryophyllene administered alone or with vaporized THC.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Estimated Enrollment : 45 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Crossover Assignment
Intervention Model Description: This is a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. All participants will complete all dose conditions in a randomized order.
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Official Title: Analgesic and Subjective Effects of Terpenes Administered Alone and in Combination With THC: Potential THC- and Opioid-sparing Effects of Myrcene and ß-caryophyllene
Estimated Study Start Date : November 2020
Estimated Primary Completion Date : September 2023
Estimated Study Completion Date : September 2024

Arm Intervention/treatment
Placebo Comparator: Placebo
0 mg THC, 0 mg myrcene, 0 mg BCP
Drug: Placebo
Vaporized Placebo

Active Comparator: Low strength THC
5 mg THC, 0 mg myrcene, 0 mg BCP
Drug: Low THC
Vaporized THC (5 mg)

Active Comparator: Higher strength THC
15 mg THC, 0 mg myrcene, 0 mg BCP
Drug: High THC
Vaporized THC (15 mg)

Active Comparator: Low strength myrcene
0 mg THC, 0.5 mg myrcene, 0 mg BCP
Drug: Low Myrcene
Vaporized Myrcene (0.5 mg)

Active Comparator: High strength myrcene
0 mg THC, 12.0 mg myrcene, 0 mg BCP
Drug: High Myrcene
Vaporized Myrcene (12.0 mg)

Active Comparator: Low strength BCP
0 mg THC, 0 mg myrcene, 0.5 mg BCP
Drug: Low Beta-Caryophyllene
Vaporized Beta-Caryophyllene (0.5 mg)

Active Comparator: High strength BCP
15 mg THC, 0 mg myrcene, 7.5 mg BCP
Drug: High THC
Vaporized THC (15 mg)

Drug: High Beta-Caryophyllene
Vaporized Beta-Caryophyllene (7.5 mg)

Active Comparator: Low THC + Low myrcene
5 mg THC, 0.5 mg myrcene, 0 mg BCP
Drug: Low THC
Vaporized THC (5 mg)

Drug: Low Myrcene
Vaporized Myrcene (0.5 mg)

Active Comparator: Low THC + High myrcene
5 mg THC, 12.0 mg myrcene, 0 mg BCP
Drug: Low THC
Vaporized THC (5 mg)

Drug: High Myrcene
Vaporized Myrcene (12.0 mg)

Active Comparator: High THC + Low myrcerne
15 mg THC, 0.5 mg myrcene, 0 mg BCP
Drug: High THC
Vaporized THC (15 mg)

Drug: Low Myrcene
Vaporized Myrcene (0.5 mg)

Active Comparator: High THC + High myrcene
15 mg THC, 12.0 mg myrcene, 0 mg BCP
Drug: High THC
Vaporized THC (15 mg)

Drug: High Myrcene
Vaporized Myrcene (12.0 mg)

Active Comparator: Low THC + Low BCP
5 mg THC, 0 mg myrcene, 0.5 mg BCP
Drug: Low THC
Vaporized THC (5 mg)

Drug: Low Beta-Caryophyllene
Vaporized Beta-Caryophyllene (0.5 mg)

Active Comparator: Low THC + High BCP
5 mg THC, 0 mg myrcene, 7.5 mg BCP
Drug: Low THC
Vaporized THC (5 mg)

Drug: High Beta-Caryophyllene
Vaporized Beta-Caryophyllene (7.5 mg)

Active Comparator: High THC + Low BCP
15 mg THC, 0 mg myrcene, 0.5 mg BCP
Drug: High THC
Vaporized THC (15 mg)

Drug: Low Beta-Caryophyllene
Vaporized Beta-Caryophyllene (0.5 mg)

Active Comparator: High THC + High BCP
15 mg THC, 0 mg myrcene, 7.5 mg BCP
Drug: High THC
Vaporized THC (15 mg)

Drug: High Beta-Caryophyllene
Vaporized Beta-Caryophyllene (7.5 mg)




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Analgesia as measured using the Cold Pressor Test [ Time Frame: 7 hours ]
    Pain threshold and pain tolerance assessed using the Cold Pressor Test

  2. Subject-rated drug effects of abuse liability [ Time Frame: 7 hours ]
    Subject ratings of "Good Drug Effect" as measured using a visual analog scale (1-100 mm)


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Subject-rated drug effects of intoxication [ Time Frame: 7 hours ]
    Subject ratings of "High" as measured using a visual analog scale (1-100 mm)

  2. Subjective ratings of pain [ Time Frame: 7 hours ]
    Subject ratings of Painfulness and Bothersomeness of the Cold Pressor Test



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Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years to 55 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Gender Based Eligibility:   Yes
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male or non-pregnant female aged 21-55 years
  • Report non-medical use of cannabis 2-6 days per week
  • Not currently seeking treatment for cannabis use
  • Urine test positive for recent cannabis use
  • Have a Body Mass Index from 18.5 - 34kg/m2.
  • Able to perform all study procedures
  • Must be using a contraceptive method (hormonal or barrier methods)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Meeting DSM-V criteria for any substance use disorder other than nicotine, caffeine, or mild CUD
  • Report using other illicit drugs in the prior 4 weeks
  • If medical history, physical and psychiatric examination, or laboratory tests performed during the screening process revealed any significant illness (e.g., hypertension)
  • Current use of medical cannabis, prescription analgesics, or any medications that may affect study outcomes
  • Current pain
  • History of respiratory illness or current respiratory illness
  • History of seizure disorder or current seizure disorder
  • Insensitivity to the cold water stimulus of the Cold Pressor Test

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT04451863


Contacts
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Contact: Ziva Cooper, PhD 310-206-9942 zcooper@mednet.ucla.edu
Contact: Vincent Acebo 310-983-3417 vacebo@mednet.ucla.edu

Locations
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United States, California
University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, California, United States, 90095
Contact: Ziva Cooper, Phd    310-206-9942    zcooper@mednet.ucla.edu   
Contact: Vincent Acebo    310-983-3417    vacebo@mednet.ucla.edu   
Principal Investigator: Ziva Cooper, PhD         
Sponsors and Collaborators
University of California, Los Angeles
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH)
Investigators
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Principal Investigator: Ziva Cooper, PhD University of California, Los Angeles
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Responsible Party: Ziva D. Cooper, PhD, Associate Professor, University of California, Los Angeles
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04451863    
Other Study ID Numbers: 19-001519
R01AT010762 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: June 30, 2020    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: June 30, 2020
Last Verified: June 2020
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No

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Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Drug Product: Yes
Studies a U.S. FDA-regulated Device Product: No
Keywords provided by Ziva D. Cooper, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles:
Cannabis
Analgesia
Pain
THC
Terpenes
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Substance-Related Disorders
Chemically-Induced Disorders
Mental Disorders
Caryophyllene
Physiological Effects of Drugs
Analgesics, Non-Narcotic
Analgesics
Sensory System Agents
Peripheral Nervous System Agents
Anti-Inflammatory Agents, Non-Steroidal
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Antirheumatic Agents