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UK Cannabis Growers Survey

Welcome to the UK cannabis growers questionnaire which begins at the bottom of this page. This page provides you with important information which we’d like you to read before completing this questionnaire.

Gary Potter, Axel Klein and Cameron Adams invite you to participate in a study on small-scale cannabis cultivation in the UK. This study is part of an international collaboration researching cannabis cultivation across Europe, North America and Australasia called the Global Cannabis Cultivation Research Consortium.

The general community (including politicians, the media and the general public) typically have unrealistic views about people who grow cannabis. We want you to help set the record straight by completing this anonymous questionnaire.

To participate in this research project, you must:

  • have grown cannabis at least once,
  • be living in the UK, the Channel Isles or the Isle of Man, and
  • be at least 18 years old.

Participation involves the completion of an online questionnaire that asks about your experiences with growing cannabis, as well as your reasons for growing cannabis, your personal use of cannabis and other drugs, your views on alternative cannabis growing policies, your drug market participation, your experiences with cannabis laws, your participation in other illegal activities and standard demographic information. It does not ask for any personal data which may identify you, and we do not record your IP address.

The questionnaire contains 43 questions and typically takes 15-20 minutes to complete. We recommend you complete the survey in one sitting as the session is set to expire after 4 hours.

After the project is complete, we will post a summary of the results here. You can also follow the progress of the international project and ask us questions through our Twitter account.

Your participation is completely voluntary. Once eligibility has been confirmed, you are free to skip any question or choose ‘I don’t want to answer’. You can withdraw from the study at any time by simply closing your browser. Consent will be assumed upon the submission of data from the questionnaire. After this point it will be impossible to identify your results therefore making it impossible to remove them from the data pool.

The information gathered is strictly confidential. The data will be stored securely. No identifying information will be collected that could be used to match you to your questionnaire results. IP addresses will not be logged and cookies are not used. For added protection, you are welcome to use an anonymising service (e.g. Tor).

We will present results from this study at conferences and in academic papers. Quantitative data will only be presented in aggregate form. There will be no way to identify individual responses from results presented. Your participation will remain anonymous. Any unsolicited identifying information that you may inadvertently provide in text boxes, such as names of individuals, groups, places or events, will be removed from the data by us in order to maintain your anonymity.

No external funding was sought for this project.

Contact information

If you have any questions concerning this study, please contact Dr Gary Potter (potterg@lsbu.ac.uk), Dr Axel Klein (a.klein@kent.ac.uk) or Dr Cameron Adams (c.l.adams@kent.ac.uk) or telephone Dr Gary Potter on 07752 762288. You can also ask us questions or simply follow the project’s progress through our website http://worldwideweed.nl and our Twitter account.

This study has been approved by the London South Bank University Research Ethics Committee. The Committee is comprised of academic, professional and lay members. Its main role is to protect participants from harm. Further information about the LSBU research ethics committee, including contact details if you wish to verify our ethical clearance, can be found here.

Consent

By clicking BEGIN QUESTIONNAIRE below, I confirm that:

  • I have been informed about the procedure and understand the purposes of the study.
  • I have been given the opportunity to ask questions relating to this study.
  • I understand that I can withdraw from this study at any time without prejudice by closing my browser.
  • I understand that no identifying information will be collected.
  • I am at least 18 years of age.

Please complete this questionnaire only once. Answer each question carefully and honestly.

BEGIN QUESTIONNAIRE

 

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