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ASU Recruiting Medical Marijuana Users For Study

Researchers at Arizona State University want to pay marijuana users to study their habits and symptoms. The study is listed on ASU’s website

Dr. Madeline Meier at the Substance Use, Health and Behavior Lab wants to understand the causes and consequences of substance abuse.

The study will pay $95 to legal medical marijuana users from 18 to 30 years old for participating for one week.

Researchers want to find links between cannabis use, psychotic-like experiences and vascular health. It’s also documenting college students who vape marijuana, as well as older marijuana users for neuropsychological impairment.

In 2014, lawmakers pressured the University of Arizona to fire a professor who had received prior federal approval to conduct research on the efficacy of marijuana on patients suffering from post traumatic stress disorder.

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Holliday Moore is a native Arizonan and veteran journalist who joined KJZZ’s news team in January 2017.Moore graduated from Arizona State University after double majoring in mass communications and marketing/management. She spent her first two decades reporting for television news, beginning in small markets and working up to congressional correspondent in Washington, D.C., for a political news service.Family commitments in Arizona brought her back to the Southwest, where she covered legislative and court beats for Albuquerque’s KRQE-TV and the infamous Four Corner Manhunt as KREZ-TV’s managing editor.Back home in Phoenix, she developed ABC15’s “Democracy Project,” now instituted at all Scripps’ news stations nationwide. Her work garnered “Best Practices” recognition by the Poynter Institute and the prestigious Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Television Political Journalism.Her television reports, from sports to cultural issues, earned her multiple Emmy and Associated Press nominations, including a Rocky Mountain Emmy for her Hopi Partition Land Act coverage.As she started a family, Moore started her own media production agency, producing magazine-style travel stories for the Emmy-winning Arizona Highways Television show while working part time for a Valley radio station. She is convinced radio is where visual, sound, and print are merging through deeper storytelling. In her relatively short time with radio network affiliates, she has won four Edward R. Murrow Awards and multiple nominations from other professional news societies.Moore now teaches advanced broadcast writing to the next generation of reporters at ASU’s Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, where a high percentage have gone on to receive national awards for their work in her class. She enjoys being back home near childhood friends and sharing the beautiful Arizona desert with her husband and young son.