B.R.A.I.N. Lab CAPU RISE Study

Do you binge drink and use cannabis? You may be eligible to participate in a cannabis research study!

The Behavioral Reward Affect + Impulsivity Neuroscience (B.R.A.I.N.) Lab at the University of British Columbia is conducting an exciting study investigating the short-term effects of cannabis consumption!

Study title: Cannabis and Polysubstance Use: Response Inhibition and Stress Exposure

Principal Investigator: Dr. Christian Schütz, MD, PhD

What is this study about?

The goal of the study is to assess the effects of cannabis oil in individuals who use cannabis recreationally and binge drink.

Who can participate?

You may be able to participate if you:

  • Have no major physical or mental health diagnoses
  • Used cannabis at least once per week for the past month. Two of these times must be oral cannabis
  • Binge drink at least once per month for the past year. Binge drinking is defined as 4 or more drinks (women) or 5 or more drinks (men)

Additional screening will be completed via phone interview.

What does my participation involve?

The study involves taking cannabis oil during three sessions and completing MRI scans, computer tasks, questionnaires, and biological samples. If you participate, you will attend 5 in-person sessions and complete a daily survey at home for approximately 24 hours. You will receive a paid honorarium and an image of your brain for your participation.

How do I get involved?

If you are interested, please contact the B.R.A.I.N. Lab at brainlab.cannabis@ubc.ca, or by phone at 604-827-4287.