WSU is Looking For Veterans To Get Paid To Smoke Marijuana (For Science)
Here in America we may have a lot of lines we draw and sides that we pick, but rarely will you find someone that will argue against the fact that our military veterans are heroes who deserve better treatment than they currently get after they arrive home after their tour of service.
Many of our veterans have seen and experienced things that you and I could never comprehend, and they find themselves looking for ways to cope with returning to civilian life that will help them still be active and happy members of our community.
For many who suffer from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (or PTSD) Marjiuana can be used to help treat their symptoms. And while sometimes veterans may use marijuana products to treat PTSD, currently the Department of Veterans Affairs doesn’t recommend this saying their current research doesn’t support it's helpfulness.
That's where Wayne State University is stepping in to hopefully find out-
Does Cannabis Help with PTSD?
The Warrior C.A.R.E program is the new flagship for the study of cannabis and it's effect on our vets.
According to the lead for this study, Dr. Leslie Lundahl, an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Neurosciences at the Wayne State University School of Medicine, there have not been enough studies to really know for sure.
Dr. Lundahl is launching a new study to find out whether CBD and THC can help with PTSD, and how they can work around smaller doses of THC and CBD.
The study also plans to test cognitive ability while monitoring vitals and checking participants blood, saliva, and urine. When studying regular users, they're hoping to find if lower levels of THC can produce effective results.
How is this study being paid for?
That's one of the coolest part of this- marijuana sales will be helping pay to find out if marijuana can help our veterans.
The money from the grant being used to conduct this study was collected as a part of the taxes collected from marijuana sales. Other universities have received similar money to help find out how marijuana can help (or potentially hinder) users.
How can you be involved in the study?
If you or someone you know is interested in participating in the study, they are looking for candidates that fall into the following category:
Eligible participants must be:
A US veteran
Between 19-69 years of age
Experiencing PTSD symptoms
Willing to complete screening process (clinical interviews, blood draws, and saliva samples)
And if you are selected for this study- yes, there is compensation!
Compensation ranges from $845-1,250, depending on your involvement in the program. So, if you're willing to give your time to help others, you'll be paid as a thank you for your contribution.
Interested in signing up? You can find more details on their website.