Do you want to get paid to smoke weed? You may remember our article that we covered when NASA was also offering patients to get paid to smoke weed for their study. Another paid study is back and this time Arizona State University is leading the charge to study the effect of marijuana on people’s brains between the ages of 18-30.
This paid study offers a compensation of $95 for a 2 hour visit to a lab, with cannabis included. Would you be interested?
A Tough Job, but ASU Will Pay Medical-Marijuana Consumers for New Study
If you consume cannabis legally as an Arizona medical-marijuana patient, Arizona State University wants to study you.
And you’ll get paid for using cannabis.
ASU researcher Madeline Meier confirmed today that information posted on ASU’s website about the study is accurate.
“The Substance Use, Health, and Behavior Lab is recruiting participants who are Arizona medical marijuana card holders between the ages of 18 to 30 interested in participating in a study that compares the immediate effects of your at-home use of different types of cannabis. This study will take approximately 10 hours over the course of 1 week.
“During this week, participants will be asked to come to the lab for a two hour visit and then receive several text messages per day asking to complete a short survey related to their cannabis use and effects. Participants will be compensated $95 for their voluntary involvement.”
Ninety-five bucks? At one of Arizona’s 100-plus, state-authorized dispensaries, that’ll buy you anywhere from a quarter-ounce to a half-ounce of primo weed.
The results of a study she supervised last year showed that over the long term, the worst apparent problem for cannabis users was less-healthy teeth and gums. The study turned up no evidence of lung dysfunction or heart problems, and cannabis users had better-than-average body-mass index, waist circumference, blood-sugar control, and cholesterol readings.
Last month, the scientific journal Addiction published results of another study on which she and ASU researchers participated that showed no evidence of IQ loss in adolescents ages 12-18 who use cannabis.
In general, according to the website, the lab is conducting current research on possible links between cannabis use and “psychotic-like experiences, and vascular health,” vaped cannabis, and whether “older adult marijuana users show neuropsychological impairment and functional impairment in everyday life.”