Researchers at Washington State University are seeking people willing to smoke marijuana for money for a new study.
The study’s goal, according to Kiro 7, is to help develop a new breathalyzer that detects marijuana use. The study’s participants – which must be at least 21 years old and a resident of Pullman – will be paid $30 an hour for the first hour, and $10 for every additional hour they take part in the study.
Participants will begin with a blood test and a mouth swab as part of preliminary testing. They will then purchase marijuana from a licensed marijuana retail outlet (they are allowed to choose their own brand and strains), and then smoke it privately at their own home. Taxi cabs will then pick up the volunteers and bring them to a hospital to complete secondary testing. The study will also encourage participants to participate in a standard sobriety test conducted by local law enforcement.
To join the study, contact Nathan Weller at (509)-432-1943 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
[Update, 5/23/2017: This article has been updated to reflect that participants of the study must be residents of Pullman.]