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Sativa Survey Time: Marijuana Use and Behavioral Data Sought By NORML

  • by Allen St. Pierre, NORML Executive Director December 28, 2010
    Longtime cannabis researcher, professor, author, frequent medical expert on NORML’s daily podcast and NORML Advisory Board member Mitch Earleywine, Ph.D, from the University at Albany, is once again seeking the help of cannabis consumers by asking for their participation in some basic research regarding cannabis use and behavior.
    Below is a description of the anonymous online survey, along with a link to take the survey.
    Dr. Earleywine’s research into cannabis use is frequently published and it very often provides great insight for policy makers, public health officials, parents and law enforcement. See a lecture from Dr. Earleywine at a past NORML conference here.
    Thanks in advance for…advancing science!
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    Study Description
    You are being asked to participate in a research study designed to investigate the potential relationship between various personality characteristics, illicit drug use, and other behaviors. The study is being conducted under the supervision of Dr. Mitch Earleywine, Department of Psychology through the University at Albany. If ANYTHING goes awry, email Dr. Earleywine. Please don’t email anyone else if you have problems with the survey.

    Your participation in this research study involves completing several computerized questionnaires pertaining to your personal characteristics, attitudes and behaviors (including your use of illegal drugs and participation in risky behaviors).

    Participation in this study is expected to take about approximately 30 minutes to complete. At the end of the survey you will have the opportunity to enter your email address for inclusion in a raffle for a $100 gift card to www.amazon.com.

    Due to the nature of this research there is a chance that you may feel slightly uncomfortable answering some of the questions. We would like to remind you that your participation in this project is entirely voluntary. You may skip questions that you feel uncomfortable answering at anytime without any penalty to you as a participant. Your decision to discontinue participating before the end of the study will not result in the penalty or loss of benefits to which you may otherwise have been entitled.

    Risks
    Some of the questions involve information about illegal behavior. We have made great efforts to protect your confidentiality, but there is a small possibility of a confidentiality breach. Please read the section below on confidentiality. Given the sensitive and illegal nature of some of the topics, you may feel slightly embarrassed when answering some of the questions.

    Benefits
    While we anticipate no direct benefits to you, others may benefit through the contribution you make to increased knowledge about factors that influence personal characteristics, attitudes, and behaviors.

    Confidentiality
    All information obtained in this study is strictly confidential unless disclosure is required by law. In addition, the Institutional Review Board and University or government officials responsible for monitoring this study may inspect these records.

    It is important for you to know that questionnaire data will be collected via www.surveymonkey.com. While we do not anticipate any problems associated with using this service, there is always some risk of a confidentiality breach associated with using the Internet. In order to ensure your privacy and confidentiality, all of your responses will be coded with a subject ID number. We will not obtain any personal identifying information that might directly relate you to the subject ID number or identify you as a participant. The one exception is your email address, which we will give you the option to provide should you like to be involved in a raffle for a prize upon completing the survey. Your email address, however, will be maintained separately from the rest of the information you provide when the data is downloaded from the Internet.

    We will take every step possible to ensure your confidentiality, including limiting access to Surveymonkey data only to those individuals necessary to conduct the study. Furthermore, Surveymonkey uses Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS), which ensures industry standard protection typical of banking and other payment websites. All data collected online during this study will be stored in a password protected account and any data obtained in the laboratory or downloaded will be secured in locked filing cabinets or password protected computers. After a period of seven years, all materials will be destroyed.

    Access the survey here!

    49 Responses to “Sativa Survey Time: Marijuana Use and Behavioral Data Sought By NORML”

    1. Buddy says:

      I hope that sativa survey is helpful..
      i just want you all to know.. that
      some of those problems were already in effect
      BEFORE drugs or weed came along…

      some times marijuana may not help those existing problems…
      but everyone is different.
      To me? marijuana is helpful
      i dont have to worry about confidence because you get that
      “”i dont care what they think”” attitude..
      & i already had lack of confidence & low self esteem
      & i barely get chicks to go with me…

      but WEED never never did me wrong…
      weed MAY cause u to procrastinate.. but thats only
      when you pressure yourself to do too much exciting things..
      when you take your time step by step then you are able to do whatever..

      maybe the smoking itself might be bad.. but whatelse does human beings do that is bad or worse than smoking itself..

      Eating @ mcdonalds for a week straight is way more worse than smoking a nice sexy joint a week str8…
      & plus, the munchies??
      most smokers prefer eating medium-large size healthy foods (not basic fast food)
      usually home cooked meals, fruits, organic foods that triggers the taste buds…
      i never liked carrots.. but i ate carrots as if it was super sour sugary candy to a toddler..

      i really hope this helps tho

    2. DzhaA says:

      I would LOVE to qualify to take this quiz, however due to my place of employment and my location in the U.S., I have not been able to enjoy cannabis. As a previous user do you think I could still take the quiz? I plan on getting my card for medical marijuana once I move to CA (from Ohio). Thanks!

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    4. claygooding says:

      I could not mark all the methods of ingestion as my favorite,,,except one,I don’t do spliffs or blunts.
      If I wanted to smoke poisoned weed I would check with the DEA,,,I am sure they smoke it.

    5. tokingtiger says:

      I took that test but to be honest? I think he was high! Almost all the questions where about buying weed, I grow my own.. it did ask that one time then went on about buying. seemed a waste of time to be honest.

    6. Joel: the other Joel says:

      It has been three years and I don’t know if I would qualify? I will say this: if I’m high right now, I would play my guitar all day and write music.

    7. Voice of the resistance says:

      I’ts a matter of trust i don’t want to take it.

    8. Brett says:

      finally. somebody studies the BEHAVIOR behind cannabis exclusively. dunno how much this will help considering we’ve studied the plant itself to death.

    9. Uruao says:

      This survey would be better-constructed, I think, without this little qualifier: “If you’ve never used cannabis, please give your best guess to how you think it would affect you.”

      How accurate can this be if people who have never used cannabis are allowed to make guesses that may have no basis in reality? I know for a fact that cannabis is something that you have to have experience using to know for sure how it affects you.

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