Medicinal Cannabis Detectability Study

Researchers from University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and University of Wollongong (UOW) are conducting a study to find out how long THC, the main psychoactive component of cannabis, remains detectable in oral fluid of patients after taking a dose of medicinal cannabis product.

Description of Study
Driving with detectable THC in a driver’s oral fluid is illegal in Australia. This pilot study is a public health initiative funded by the Department of Transport, State Government of Victoria. It aims to determine the length of time for which THC from medicinal cannabis products will be detectable in oral fluid after a dose by the drug testing kits (DrugWipe) used by the state police in the roadside drug test program. Please be advised that police are not at all involved in the study. All screening tests and oral fluid sample collections will be performed by researchers from UTS and UOW.

Volunteer Participation
You may participate in the study if you are:
- Using an oral medicinal cannabis product (oil or oral spray) for more than one month
- Taking a morning dose as the normal prescription
- With a dosing interval more than 6-hour
- Between 18 and 70 years of age

More details can be found in the information pamphlet or contacting Jinni on (0426) 831-156 or emailing

If you would like to apply please got to the UTS website and complete the expression of interest form.


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