JointHealth™ express   March 5, 2014

Study on medical cannabis

The University of British Columbia and the Arthritis Research Centre of Canada are conducting a research study and gathering your input on your experiences, behaviours, and attitudes towards arthritis and medical cannabis.

Dear arthritis patient,

On behalf of the University of British Columbia, Arthritis Research Center of Canada (ARC), and the Arthritis Consumer Experts (ACE), we would like to invite you to participate in a study titled “Medical Cannabis and Arthritis: Barriers and Pathways.” You are being asked to participate in this study because you are someone who has arthritis or other rheumatological conditions; conditions that some people treat with cannabis.

We are interested in knowing more about your experiences, behaviours, and attitudes related to arthritis and medical cannabis. Your participation in this research will help us to improve upon current health care and support related to patients with arthritis and medical cannabis use.

You will be asked to complete a brief online survey that will require approximately 20-30 minutes of your time. The survey asks a variety of questions related to arthritis, pain, medications and treatments, and medical cannabis use. We encourage you complete the survey in a comfortable and private location. You do not have to use cannabis to treat your symptoms to participate in the survey. In exchange for participating, you will be reimbursed $15.00.

If you would like to participate, go directly to:

If you would like more information about this study, or would rather complete a paper copy, please contact Dr. Zach Walsh at UBC at 250-807-9373 or

Thank you for your consideration.