What is it about?

Most people have heard the phrase 'pass the dutchie' about sharing cannabis. However, cannabis is also a valuable commodity for those that use it. We examined whether different experiences using cannabis would effect how much cannabis is shared.

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Why is it important?

Showing that people who currently use cannabis are less likely to share cannabis as social distance increases may provide a novel behavioral marker for cannabis dependence. As more areas of the United States legalize cannabis use, finding reliable and valid measures for cannabis misuse will become more important.


Our college-aged population showed a surprisingly systematic relationship between different cannabis use experiences and sharing. This has now been replicated for 4 consecutive semesters and counting.

Paul Romanowich
Gonzaga University

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This page is a summary of: Cannabis as a shareable commodity in a social discounting task., Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, December 2023, American Psychological Association (APA),
DOI: 10.1037/pha0000699.
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