An official study funded by the Medical Research Council seeks to uncover some of the facts about why people respond differently to cannabis. The researchers said that since more than 200 million people use cannabis daily around the world, they want to know more about how cannabis actually affects our minds and bodies.
Many people use weed for medical and recreational purposes, but some report that it has negative effects on their mental health. Therefore, the study aims to find out what factors may be causing this difference in response. The researchers want to know if there are biological factors that make a person more likely to develop psychosis from cannabis use.
The Cannabis and Me study is looking for two groups of people. In both groups, people must be over 18 years of age, live in the London area, be fluent in English and be prepared to participate in the face-to-face part of the study, which will include blood sampling and participation in virtual reality.
The researchers also want to recruit people who have never used cannabis in their lives or have tried it less than three times in their lives.
The first step towards participating in the study is to complete an online survey, which the researchers expect will take a potential participant about 40 minutes, and everyone who takes part in this part will be entered into a draw for a £100 Amazon gift voucher.
All surveys are conducted with the aim of selecting people who will participate in the face-to-face phase of the study. They will go through many tests and experiments to help the researchers collect the necessary data.