PI: Dr. Cinnamon Bidwell

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Reason for this Study:  We want to understand how varying levels of cannabinoids like tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) impact back pain. To better understand how cannabis and back pain are linked, this study will examine whether pain and inflammatory markers in the body change with varying levels of CBD and THC.

What you will do:  This study involves meeting with our research staff a total of 2 times; once at our lab in Boulder, and once in our mobile van laboratory at a location convenient to you. Both appointments will include a blood draw (3 draws on the final appointment separated by an hour each), tasks to assess cognitive function, and questionnaires about your cannabis use, how you feel, and your pain. Between these 2 appointments, you will be asked to respond to a short daily message. After these 2 appointments, you will be asked to respond to 6 monthly questionnaires regarding cannabis use and pain.

In total, if you complete all aspects of the study, you will be compensated up to $220.

To learn more about the study, click this link.

Who can be in the study:  You must be between the ages of 21-70 and experience back pain to be eligible.

Both men and women can be in the study.

PRISM study team

Want to get involved? Contact us:     

(303) 492-0288


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