What is Cannabis Citizen Science?
Citizen Science projects refer to the collection and analysis of data relating to the natural world by members of the general public, typically as part of a collaborative project with professional scientists. Cannabis Citizen Science is a novel scientific approach utilized by the Cannabis Center of Excellence in the cannabis industry that works with the community to collect cannabis research data, develop research studies, and share research findings. The goal is to break the stigma against cannabis, together.
What is a Cannabis Citizen Scientist?
A Citizen Scientist receives training in cannabis research and community outreach through the Cannabis Center of Excellence and its partners. As a cannabis citizen scientist in training, you will receiving training on what citizen science is, how to understand and interpret research data, and what is the state of cannabis research and evidence. After training, you will become a community co-investigator of the Cannabis Center of Excellence research studies. Along with these benefits, Cannabis Citizen Scientists will also receive advocacy materials, hats, t-shirts, and other research materials to help improve the outreach of COE-sponsored research studies.
What Research Study are Cannabis Citizen Scientists Supporting at the COE?
The current study we are recruiting Citizen Scientists for is the Medical Cannabis Healthcare Provider Study that is run together with Medicinal Genomics and UMass Dartmouth. This is a national research study and we are looking for interested citizens in Massachusetts, the United States, and the world to help raise awareness and recruit study participants.
You can learn more about the study here: https://www.cannacenterofexcellence.org/hcpmedcannstudy.html
You already are a cannabis citizen scientist, let's merge traditional, clinical, and academic knowledge together at the cannabis center of excellence!