Program Chair: Katherine Golden, RN

Leaf411’s Mission for the Research Program:

At Leaf411, we understand the complexity of studying a medicine that is a schedule I drug. Researching a schedule I drug is complex and laborious. Randomized controlled clinical trials are the gold standard in research and while we would love to see more of them, we understand that consumers are using cannabis and we need to better understand the implications of their use. Whether it’s with recreational/adult use consumers or medical card holding consumers, the Leaf411 nurses collect consumer data that can inform the cannabis industry and medical community about consumer and patient outcomes. The data we collect can help provide insights into consumer and patient use patterns, side effects, benefits, dosing, and condition specific responses.

Research Possibilities:

Nurses have an important role to play in supporting scientific research into the medical uses of cannabis and its constituents in scientifically valid investigations as part of Leaf411’s Research Program. As a part of this role, the Leaf411 nurses become part of the research support staff for those cannabis brands and medical institutions who intend to study cannabis and consumers by:

  • Providing information on the process needed to conduct clinical research using cannabis.
  • Providing the resources to collect data to support real world evidence
  • Supporting brand credibility and loyalty
  • Substantiating marketing claims
  • Providing support to consumers in brand selection
Research Studies In-Progress:
We are still recruiting participants for the Northeastern University Study!

A big thank you to everyone that has participated in the research study from Northeastern University! The researchers need 125 more participants and we to close the study in December so please share the information below with any cannabis consumers you know and make your voice heard! 

Daniel King, a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist and Assistant Clinical Professor at Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts is inviting you to participate in an online survey, titled “Evaluation of Disclosure Patterns and Stigmatization Among Cannabis Users in the U.S. Healthcare System.”

You must be at least 21 years old to participate, have used cannabis within the last five (5) years and received medical care within the last five (5) years to participate. The purpose of this research is to assess for rates and associations of cannabis use disclosure and discussion with consideration for stigmatization as patients in the healthcare system. Your participation is important in assessing the occurrence and quality of these conversations.

As a thanks for your participation, you will receive a free consultation with Leaf411 along with a 40% discount and free shipping on Elixinol products!

To join this research study, click here. If the link doesn’t work, scan the QR code or click below:

Coming Soon!

We are excited to be working on our second research collaboration. It will be with the University of San Diego and we will have new information posted here soon about a pilot study of older cannabis users to better understand their cannabis use patterns and associated health outcomes.

  • Please contact Katherine Golden at if interested in learning more about Leaf411’s research partnership opportunities.