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WHAT IF YOU COULD HELP IMPROVE TREATMENT FOR VETERANS SUFFERING FROM PTSD?
THIS STUDY COULD BE YOUR OPPORTUNITY.

Who We Are

The WeCan Study is an effort of Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS). This research is being conducted by Principal Investigator Dr. Sue Sisley at the Scottsdale Research Institute (SRI). Our mission is to collect objective information about the efficacy of cannabis-based treatments for PTSD and other disorders.

In Cooperation With

The Food and Drug Administration

The Food and Drug Administration

Drug Enforcement Administration

Drug Enforcement Administration

National Institute on Drug Abuse

National Institute on Drug Abuse

Funded By

Colorado Dept. of Health & Environment

Colorado Dept. of Health & Environment

Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies

Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies

Endorsed By

National American Legion

National American Legion

Scottsdale Research Institute

Scottsdale Research Institute

How We’ll Protect Your Privacy

All information that you give will be kept strictly confidential. The information collected about you will not directly identify you (for example, by name, address, or social security number). Instead, a code number will be used for your information. This is a federally authorized study. Your participation WILL NOT affect your VA benefits.

About the Study

The WeCan Study is a Phase 2 pilot study looking at the safety and efficacy of smoked cannabis in treating the symptoms of PTSD in veterans. Dr. Sue Sisley is the principal Investigator at Scottsdale Research Institute and is working with the study Sponsor, MAPS, whose mission is to collect objective information about the efficacy of cannabis-based treatments for PTSD and other disorders. A description of this clinical trial will be available on http://www.ClinicalTrials.gov, as required by U.S. Law.

How the Study works

The WeCan Study is a multi-staged study designed to test if one of four different concentrations of cannabis are safe and helpful for people with PTSD. Participation in the study can last from 10 to 18 weeks, and involves making regular visits to Scottsdale Research Institute’s clinic in North Phoenix, smoking cannabis provided by the clinic, and providing information about PTSD symptoms.


Getting Started

Getting Started

Fill out the brief form on the Get Started page or at the bottom of any page to contact us.

Getting Started

Within a few days we will contact you with more information and the option to schedule a prescreening interview.

Getting Started

Attend your prescreening interview and decide if you would like to volunteer.

What We’ll Accomplish

Results from the WeCan Study will help to advance the standard of care for PTSD in veterans, potentially providing avenues for new research and treatment, as well as providing clear, scientifically sound data on the efficacy of cannabis for PTSD.

WeCan Study Updates

All updates

Associated Press
November 26, 2017

Veterans are key as surge of states OK medical pot for PTSD

Against the backdrop of the nation’s largest Veterans Day parade, Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced this month he’d sign legislation making New York the latest in a fast-rising tide of states to OK therapeutic pot as a PTSD treatment, though it’s illegal…

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The Cannabist
October 26, 2017

Congressional members to VA chief: Allow veteran-focused marijuana research

The Cannabist reports on a letter sent by members of the House Committee on Veterans Affairs to the Veterans Administration Secretary David Shulkin, urging the VA to allow research into the efficacy of marijuana for treating symptoms…

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Government Executive
October 3, 2017

How the VA Is Blocking Marijuana Research Veterans Say Could Save Lives

Government Executive interviews military veterans who advocate for the use of medical marijuana for treating their symptoms of PTSD. Government Executive highlights MAPS’ ongoing study researching the effects of smoked marijuana as a treatment for…

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Become a Volunteer

To see if you qualify, fill in the below form and we will be in touch with you within few days.