Marijuana users asked to help research study

By Jason Evans
Staff Reporter

PICKENS — Participants wishing to stop smoking marijuana completely or cut back their use of the drug are needed for a new research study at Behavioral Health Services of Pickens County.

The study is a placebo trial, director of research Elizabeth Chapman said.

“The reason you do placebo trials is typically you’re looking for a new indication, something different, outside of what FDA has approved,” Chapman said. “The FDA has already approved Chantix Varenicline for smoking cessation, but they have not approved it for marijuana cessation.”

The study needs individuals age 18 or older who have a desire to quit or cut back their use of

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