Most cannabis studies are double-blind trials, which are used in medical experiments to prevent participants from knowing if they got a placeboIn studies of cannabis with THC, participants often know they got the active treatment because they feel its euphoric effect, or ‘high’One doctor argues that this means that researchers are overestimating the effectiveness of cannabis to treat medical issues like pain or depression
Some cannabis studies may overstate the substance’s benefits because participants know when they are ‘high’, one scientist argues.
Countless studies have shown that active cannabinoids can effectively treat everything from chronic pain to depression and PTSD – at least according to high people.
Most cannabis studies are double-blind trials, meaning that neither researchers nor participants know which of two groups got a sample containing active cannabinoids, and which got an otherwise identical, inactive substance.
But when feeling ‘high’ tips off participants in studies using THC – the cannabis chemical the creates that euphoric feeling – the results