Ongoing Marijuana Study Seeks Participants to Get Paid for Smoking Joints for Science

The Science of Smokeability (SOS) study continues to seek participants interested in getting paid to smoke free joints and contribute to ongoing research.

The SOS is a series of scientific experiments focusing on analyzing cultivation and processing metrics to evaluate which variables produce the most pleasant and least harmful smoking experience. The study will take place over the course of at least two years, potentially longer. The study is being conducted through a collaboration with DaySavers, “the most compliant and tested pre-rolled cone and rolling paper brand on the market,” the Cannabis Research Coalition, and The Network of Applied Pharmacognosy (NAP).

In the week since announcing the study, hundreds have already signed up to participate. However, with the selection being done through a random lottery, anyone who enters now has just as much of a chance as someone who signed up on day one.
The SOS study promises “to contribute significantly to the evolution of the cannabis industry by providing actionable insights that link cultivation and manufacturing practices to consumer experiences.” This research “not only has the potential to improve product quality and consistency, but also promote sustainability, profitability, and a deeper scientific understanding of cannabis as a medicinal and recreational product.”

The study is currently taking place over the course of two years, integrating controlled laboratory data from smoking experiments with consumer research about smoking experience with different variables. The variables that will be studied include variations in mineral content, nutritional content (flushing), nitrosamines (potential carcinogens), moisture content, and the overall effect on ash color, smoke composition, and smoke quality.

Pre-rolls will be distributed to participants in selected phases of the study to gather qualitative feedback. DaySavers will be paying $4.20 to 200 randomly selected individuals, who will receive 2 free pre-rolls and be asked to fill out a qualitative survey comparing the two joints. Individuals not selected as part of the 200 randomly selected participants can still participate in the study through various surveys throughout the study.

You can sign up to be a participant by clicking here.

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