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Marijuana Effects on Simulated Driving Performance

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ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03699540
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : October 9, 2018
Last Update Posted : January 26, 2023
Sponsor:
Collaborator:
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Shanna Babalonis, PhD, University of Kentucky

Brief Summary:
This study will examine the effects of various strains of marijuana on simulated driving performance; the effects of alcohol administration will also be examined to further understand how marijuana-induced driving changes compare the effects of alcohol. Secondary outcomes will include physiological effects, subjective- and observer-rated outcomes, and psychomotor performance under the various dose conditions.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Cannabis Cannabis Use Marijuana Marijuana Usage Alcohol Drinking Drug: Marijuana Drug: Alcohol Phase 1

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 34 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Sequential Assignment
Intervention Model Description: Within-subject, randomized, placebo-controlled, double-dummy, double-blind study
Masking: Double (Participant, Investigator)
Masking Description: Double-blind, double-dummy, placebo-controlled design
Primary Purpose: Basic Science
Official Title: Marijuana Effects on Simulated Driving Performance
Actual Study Start Date : July 1, 2019
Actual Primary Completion Date : December 1, 2022
Actual Study Completion Date : January 1, 2023

Resource links provided by the National Library of Medicine

MedlinePlus related topics: Marijuana
Drug Information available for: Ethanol

Arm Intervention/treatment
Experimental: Active Marijuana Dose
Participants will receive experimental/non-therapeutic dose(s) of active marijuana, under double-blind conditions
Drug: Marijuana
Experimental, non-therapeutic administration of active and inactive marijuana dose(s)
Other Name: Cannabis, Placebo

Placebo Comparator: Inactive Marijuana Dose
Participants will receive experimental/non-therapeutic dose(s) of inactive marijuana, under double-blind conditions
Drug: Marijuana
Experimental, non-therapeutic administration of active and inactive marijuana dose(s)
Other Name: Cannabis, Placebo

Active Comparator: Active Alcohol Dose
Participants will receive experimental/non-therapeutic dose(s) of active alcohol, under double-blind conditions
Drug: Alcohol
Experimental, non-therapeutic administration of active and inactive alcohol dose(s)
Other Name: Alcohol, Placebo

Placebo Comparator: Inactive Alcohol Dose
Participants will receive experimental/non-therapeutic dose(s) of inactive alcohol, under double-blind conditions
Drug: Alcohol
Experimental, non-therapeutic administration of active and inactive alcohol dose(s)
Other Name: Alcohol, Placebo




Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. Simulated Driving Performance [ Time Frame: These outcomes will be recorded prior to and in regular intervals after drug administration for the duration of the session (approx. 9 hrs) ]
    We will examine various features of driving acuity (e.g.,break latency, lane departures)


Secondary Outcome Measures :
  1. Subject- and Observer-Rated Outcomes [ Time Frame: These outcomes (VAS scores) will be recorded prior to and in regular intervals after drug administration for the duration of the session (approx. 9 hrs) ]
    Participants will report the subjective effects of the drug dose(s) on standardized measures; trained observers rate participant outcomes on standardized scales



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Ages Eligible for Study:   21 Years to 50 Years   (Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes
Criteria

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Healthy, adult participants
  • Ages 21-50
  • History of marijuana use
  • History of alcohol use

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Clinically significant medical conditions
  • Ongoing/significant drug use outside of marijuana and alcohol use

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Please refer to this study by its ClinicalTrials.gov identifier (NCT number): NCT03699540


Locations
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United States, Kentucky
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky, United States, 40508
Sponsors and Collaborators
Shanna Babalonis, PhD
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
  Study Documents (Full-Text)

Documents provided by Shanna Babalonis, PhD, University of Kentucky:
Informed Consent Form  [PDF] April 25, 2022

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Responsible Party: Shanna Babalonis, PhD, Principal Investigator, University of Kentucky
ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT03699540    
Other Study ID Numbers: 43636
R21DA045101-02 ( U.S. NIH Grant/Contract )
First Posted: October 9, 2018    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 26, 2023
Last Verified: January 2023
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: No
Plan Description: There are no plans to share individual participant data with other outside researchers.

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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 Shanna Babalonis, PhD, University of Kentucky:
simulated driving, outpatient
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Marijuana Abuse
Alcohol Drinking
Substance-Related Disorders
Chemically-Induced Disorders
Mental Disorders
Drinking Behavior
Ethanol
Anti-Infective Agents, Local
Anti-Infective Agents
Central Nervous System Depressants
Physiological Effects of Drugs