Here is an excerpt from an article that explains about it more:
"A group of scientists are looking for marijuanamarijuana to help gain insight into the drug's effects. And they plan to pay subjects as much as 600 dollars to smoke their pot.
The study will examine how marijuana affects brain function and cognition, with particular attention to the duration of use and the age of first use. The measure is brain imaging studies and achievement tests, such as for math and verbal skills.
The scientists are looking for pot users and control subjects who consume alcohol and tobacco -- but not marijuana -- to participate in the study.
Subjects receive 20 dollars for an initial screening session. Those that participate fully pocket 600 dollars.
This kind of study is being done to decide / determine whether such use of marijuana is cause for criminal penalties.
Apparently this seems to be a big issue of concern with politicians and no doubt the results of this study will provide politians with information that they will need when they discuss such issues.
Since I posted this blog post about how people get paid to smoke marijuan, I have found that these kinds of programs are still in existence! In fact there are other similar programs such as this one - for example - you can actually get paid to drink alcohol! You can also get paid over $1,000 for safe-sex research!
So yes, there are still programs out there that pay people to smoke marijuana - as hard as it is to believe!