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How does cannabis change brain activity

31 January 2019

We are conducting a brain imaging study investigating the effects of cannabis. We are looking for people aged 16-17 and 26-29. We want people who sometimes use cannabis, but not daily users. You will get paid about £210 + travel reimbursed.

There are 4 sessions, spaced over a 4-8 week period, held at UCL and Hammersmith Hospital.

The study involves the administration of cannabis or an inactive placebo. You will have an MRI brain scan and complete cognitive tasks.

Requirements

  • • Healthy Volunteer
  • • Be available in the working day to come to Hammersmith Hospital for 4+ hours, on 3 occasions
  • • No diagnosed psychiatric conditions
  • • Never had psychosis or have a family member with psychosis
  • • Male and Female
  • • Age 16-17
  • • OR Age 26-29
  • • Sometimes use recreational drugs, including cannabis
  • • Able to have an MRI scan
  • Note - there are other eligibility criteria that are assessed over the phone.

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Ethical approval

Ethical approval granted by UCL Ethics Committee, project ID 5929/005.

About the researcher

We are researchers from University College London's Clinical Psyhopharmacology Unit. We conduct research into how drugs affect people's minds and brains in the short and long-term.

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