Washington Researchers Want You To Get High For Them. Yes, Really

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Researchers at Washington State University need cannabis consumers for a study aimed at developing a breathalyzer that can detect marijuana use – and yes, the research involves you getting high.

In accordance with Washington state law, drivers with five nanograms of active THC in their bloodstream can be charged with driving under the influence – but law enforcers (obviously) need an effective tool to determine such a thing.   

That’s where you come in – assuming you’re 21 years old and live in Pullman, Washington.

Study participants will start with a blood test and mouth swab, and then they’ll be permitted to choose some cannabis from a Washington state licensed retail store. After smoking privately at their homes, participants will be chauffeured to a hospital by cab drivers for secondary testing (to keep participants from driving high, which would kind of defeat the purpose of the study.)

Participants will also be encouraged to complete a standard sobriety test by law enforcement.

The pay (other than free weed) is $30 an hour for the first hour and $10 for every hour of participation that follows.

The study runs through the first two weeks of June. To participate, contact Nathan Weller at 509-432-1943 or by email at [email protected]

h/t Kiro 7

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