Public perception on the use of cannabidiol to treat symptoms of mental ill-health

Help us understand your views on using cannabidiol to treat mental ill-health.

About the survey

The use of cannabis and cannabis-based medicines to treat a range of health conditions is rapidly increasing. Little is known about public perceptions of cannabis-based medicines in Australia. This research aims to improve our understanding of people’s views on the use of cannabidiol (CBD), a component of the cannabis plant, as a medicine. In this survey, we investigate people’s thoughts, feelings and attitudes towards their personal use, or supporting others use, of CBD to treat symptoms of mental ill-health. The information gathered from this survey will inform the ongoing mental health needs of individuals and communities in Australia, with practical implications to address barriers and access to cannabis-based medicines. The ethical aspects of this research have been approved by the UOW Human Research Ethics Committee (Protocol 2022/215).

Who can participate?

We encourage all persons, whether or not you have knowledge of cannabis medicines, to participate in this research. The survey is open to all persons who: a) are aged 18 years or older; b) have lived in Australia since July 2018; and c) can read and write English well enough to complete the survey.

How do I join?

The survey can be completed at your convenience online (select the ‘Start Survey’ button). Before commencing the survey, it is important you carefully read the Participant Information Sheet for details about the study and consider whether the study is right for you. This information sheet is available via a downloadable document located: Click here to download.

Thank you for your interest in this study.