Colorado University Boulder is paying students to participate in cannabis research

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Several programs led by the university look to advance the understanding of cannabis

Colorado University Boulder is conducting several studies on how cannabis consumption effects the student population. If they are willing to take part in the studies, students can make some money at the same time. Who would have thought you could be paid by your university to consume cannabis products; this is definitely a new age on college campuses.

The Research on Affective Disorders and Development Lab is conducting research on wellness and stress coping in Colorado University students to understand what makes CU students vulnerable to stress and study how peer-based programs can improve wellness. Participants will be sent a series of electronic surveys three times over the course of the year. Some students will need to attend two in-person research visits, to speak about their life experiences, to play certain computer games, and to have neuroimaging scan performed on them. The study will last a full year, and students can earn up to $608 if they complete all parts of the study.

Colorado Universities CUChange lab in the Institute for Cognitive Science and Department of Psychology and Neuroscience is looking for participants for a paid study on low-back pain (PRISM). The study will examine the beneficial effects that cannabis edibles can have on sufferers of low-back pain. Participants can make up to $220 if they agree to participate in the study, which only requires two appointments, but to take part in the study, you must be 21 years of age.

In light of the COVID-19 situation, the university is taking precautions to protect all research participants. Between face masks, social distancing and other protections, students can be confident they’re protected.