Cannabinoid Research Collaborative (CRC)

The conversation around cannabis is rapidly changing in the United States and the Cannabinoid Research Collaborative (CRC) is committed to advancing the science of cannabis and cannabinoids research. The CRC is dedicated to understanding current trends in cannabis use and how they affect health and well-being. We are made up of MUSC scientists and clinicians researching the positive and negative effects of use (including THC and CBD), and strategies to reduce harmful effects and improve health outcomes.

Interested in Participating?

Please fill out our survey and a member of the team will contact you to give you more information about our studies.

Why Participate in Research?

  • Participation is voluntary and safety is the top priority of the research team.
  • Engaging in research is a great way to contribute to science. Information gained from research participation may help and aid in the understanding of substance use disorders and possible treatments.
  • All studies have been vetted for scientific merit and are sponsored by the National Institutes of Health.
  • The Institutional Review Board at MUSC has approved the studies for meeting the requirements of the Office for Human Research Protections of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service.
  • To help protect participants’ privacy, a Certificate of Confidentiality from the National Institutes of Health is in place.
  • All research data is kept strictly confidential and participation does not impact your service delivery within the MUSC enterprise of MUSC Health, any employment, or academic record at the institution. 
  • Participation for youth under age 18 requires parental/legal guardian consent. Parents/legal guardians will not be informed about their child’s substance use as it pertains to their participation in the study with the exception of any immediate safety issues.
  • Research participants will receive applicable individual counseling and study medication at no cost.
  • Payment is provided for participation.

Our Team

The Cannabinoid Research Collaborative team is made up of doctors, postdoctoral fellows, lab managers, research assistants, and trainees.