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Why are we doing this study?

The purposes of this study are to learn more about how the new federal regulations on medical cannabis in Canada are impacting 1) patients’ access to medical cannabis; 2) patients’ satisfaction with the medical cannabis products and related health services available; and 3) patients’ use of health services and their overall health. The purpose of this study is NOT to examine if medical cannabis is an effective treatment for different diseases.

Who is eligible to participate in the study?

Any individual living in Canada who:

  •      has used cannabis as a medicine OR has not used cannabis as a medicine
  •      is 19 years old or older
  •      has Arthritis, Cancer, Chronic Pain, HIV/AIDS or another medical condition

What will the study involve?

  • Maximum of four (4) online surveys that will take 30 minutes each to complete.

  • Some individuals may be asked to take part in three (3) telephone interviews.

  • Surveys and interviews will take place 3-6 months apart over 15-months.

  • All information obtained during the study will be confidential.

  • A chance to win $50 for taking part in the surveys and interviews.

For more information about this study

Please read the consent form (which you will be asked to consent to online if you decide to participate in the survey).

You may also contact Dr. Lynda Balneaves (Principal Investigator) at Lynda.Balneaves@nursing.ubc.ca or 647-628-7265 or Ms. Rielle Capler (Project Coordinator) at rielle.capler@ubc.ca.