To support our research, we have a Dodge/Mercedes Sprinter van that has been modified to include a phlebotomy and assessment station, which allows us to collect blood comfortably in the van and allows participants to complete self-report assessments and physiological, behavioral, and cognitive measures. We currently have one mobile laboratory that we have modified for the purpose of studying the potential risks associated with the use of high potency cannabis (CDPHE2902 (Colorado Department of Health; PI Bidwell) and R01DA039707 (PI Hutchison)) as well as the impact of cannabis use in medical populations with chronic pain (R01AT00954; PI: Bidwell) and anxiety (R01DA04413; PI: Bidwell). The mobile laboratory allows our Cannabis research team (pictured below) to collect blood immediately before and after a participant finishes using their cannabis in their own home and allows us to collect self-report, interview, and neurobehavioral measures without any delay and with a minimum of inconvenience to participants.
We are poised to scale up our capacity to expand Cannabis research to even more illnesses and public health topics, and to train future scholars through the purchase of an additional mobile laboratory. To learn more information, share our campaign, or pledge your support, visit our crowdfunding campaign page.