Exploring cannabis phenomenology and use.


Cannabis is a drug with extremely variable effects, seemingly dependant on a list of factors that may include: dose, method, personal sensitivity, personal tolerance, strain, storage conditions, mindset, social environment and physical environment. Some users find that cannabis causes excitability and stimulation, others find it makes them lethargic and heavy. Some use it to combat anxiety but others become anxious and paranoid when they smoke it. Some claim that it prevents them sleeping, and others use it to treat insomnia. Some users report potent perceptual changes, and others notice none.


This leads the researcher to wonder ‘what does¬†being high mean?’, and ‘are we talking about the same thing?’.


The following survey is designed to investigate variation in self-reported effects of cannabis, and to investigate correlations with patterns of use and effects of use. This research forms part of an unfunded undergraduate Medical Anthropology dissertation at the University of Kent. All data collected is anonymous, and participants will be able to view results of the study when they are published on this website (it is unknown where else, if anywhere, this research will be published). IP data is temporarily collected to identify multiple entries from the same source, but this data will be later deleted and will not be included in the publication nor shared with any third party. For more information, please contact dk85 [at] kent.ac.uk.


Clicking on the following link will be taken as giving permission for the data to be used as described.


Thank you for helping with this research.
Dave King


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