Compensated Cannabis
´╗┐Research Study
Researchers at the Medical University of South Carolina are partnering with frequent smokers to understand how cannabis impacts memory, thinking, and stress.
Compensation is Provided
50-80 Years Old
Use Cannabis 3+ times per week
Fast Facts
Study Background
Do you smoke or ingest marijuana 3 or more times per week?

MUSC is currently conducting a confidential research study to better understand the effect cannabis has on thinking, memory, and stress.

If you are eligible, you will come to the Medical University of South Carolina twice for study visits and receive compensation of up to $420 for your time.

If you smoke regularly and are between the ages of 50 and 80 you may be eligible for this study!
Do you smoke or ingest marijuana 3 or more times per week?
MUSC is currently conducting a confidential research study to better understand the effect cannabis has on thinking, memory, and stress.

If you are eligible, you will come to the Medical University of South Carolina twice for study visits and receive compensation of up to $420 for your time.

If you smoke regularly and are between the ages of 50 and 80 you may be eligible for this study!
Additional Information
Why is this study being done?
Our goal is to observe the effects of cannabis on the brain.
Is this study for me?
You may qualify for our study if you meet the following criteria.

Key Criteria:
  • Between the ages of 50 and 80
  • Use cannabis 3 or more times weekly
  • In generally good health with no medical conditions that affect memory and thinking
What will happen if I participate in the study?
If you agree to participate, you will undergo screening to confirm that this study is right for you. Once screening is complete, you will complete questionnaires, blood, and saliva tests, memory and thinking skills tests, and brain Magnetic Resonance Image (MRI). Participants will then complete CREMA sessions (Cue Reactivity Ecologic Momentary Assessment) at home, three times a day for a week. CREMA sessions include looking at stressful and neutral pictures and rating stress and craving. During this week, female participants (only) will also collect and store additional saliva samples each morning for hormone testing. At the end of this week, you will return to the clinic and participate in a stress task. The total time you will be in this study is about two weeks.
Will I be paid for being in this research study?
You will be compensated up to $420 for your participation.
Will it cost me anything to participate in this study?
There is no cost to participate in our research study.