MUSC Cannabis Research Study Seeks Cannabis Smokers

Research Center: Medical University of South Carolina
Location: Roper Medical Office Building, 125 Doughty St, Suite 190
Lead Doctors: Drs. Aimee McRae-Clark & Kevin Gray
IRB Committee: This study has been reviewed and approved by MUSC Institutional Review Board


Cannabis is the most widely used illicit substance in the United States and globally. After alcohol, it has the highest rate of dependence or abuse among all drugs. Despite cannabis use disorder (CUD) being an increasingly recognized problem, there currently are no FDA-approved or clinically-accepted medication treatments.

MUSC is conducting a research study for people who are interested in quitting marijuana. This study will explore if an investigational medication can help marijuana users reduce their use. Participation is paid and confidential.

This study seeks men and women who currently use marijuana daily and are interested in reducing their use. Participants are required to attend weekly research site visits over 15 weeks and will be paid for their time.

Why Participate? 

  • You may experience an improvement in your health and smoking habits.
  • You may be helping to improve future treatment options for Cannabis Use Disorder.
  • You will be helping to find a potential treatment for those experiencing cannabis use disorder, something that currently there is no approved medication for.
  • You will be helping to advance medical research.

Your Rights

  • If you decide to participate in the study and later feel that you no longer wish to be part of it, you may withdraw at any time.
  • Your records relating to this study and any other information received will be kept strictly confidential, except as required by law.
  • Qualified health professionals will monitor your health as it relates to the study.

Who Can Participate?

  • Men and women aged 18-60 
  • Currently using marijuana daily and are interested in reducing their use
  • Able to attend study visits once a week for approximately 15 weeks, some visits may be conducted virtually

What Next?

  1. Click the link below to enter your contact details and answer some eligibility questions.
  2. The research centre will then contact you by phone to discuss the trial and answer your questions.
Click Here to Enter Your Contact Details and Be Contacted by Phone About the Trial