Wanna make some money?
Every Monday in the amNY newspaper, they have listings for various clinical studies. Here are a few that caught my eye:
“RESEARCH VOLUNTEERS! Healthy Male and female MARIJUANA SMOKERS (age 21-45) needed to evaluate the effects of medications on mood and performance. Live on a reserach unit at the NYS Psychiatric Institute on 2 occasions for 8-10 days each. Compensation for time: $475-1370.”
That could buy you a lot of weed! Another one of my favorites:
“Heatlhy users of intravenious HEROIN (men and women, age 21-45) needed for 7-8 week inpatient study of medication effects at the NY State Psychiatric Institute. Earn between $3300-$3900.”
Um … healthy heroin users? WTF?
But the one that really caught my eye:
“Depressed & Pregnant? White or African American? Our Research Study provides treatment! Up to $850.00 for participation.”
Now, I’m not in the least bit depressed, but I can be for $850.00! Shit!