Effects of MDMA Alone and Combined with THC or Ethanol

Sponsor: The Netherlands Organisation for Health Research and Development

Investigators: Glenn Dumont PhD, RJ Verkes PhD

Contact: Glenn Dumont (glenn.dumont@zuyd.nl)

Studies examined the physiological, subjective, acute cognitive and neuroendocrine effects of MDMA given alone and in combination with the THC (the active compound in cannabis) or ethanol in healthy volunteers reporting some experience with “ecstasy.” This project included the first report of elevated serum oxytocin after MDMA in a randomized, placebo controlled study.