Event Title

Medical Cannabis Expectancies Questionnaire

Presenter Information

Ellyn Butler, Oberlin CollegeFollow

Location

King Building 241

Start Date

4-27-2018 12:00 PM

End Date

4-27-2018 1:20 PM

Abtract

The current study details the development and psychometric evaluation of the Medical Cannabis Expectancy Questionnaire (MCEQ), a novel measure of the positive and negative effects that users anticipate experiencing after using combustible, vaporizable, or edible MC. The 27-item MCEQ evidenced a 2-factor structure (positive and negative MCEs). MC users held more positive MCEs for combustible cannabis than for vaporizable or edible cannabis, more negative MCEs for combustible cannabis than for vaporizable cannabis, and more negative MCEs for edible cannabis than for vaporizable cannabis. MC users who also used for recreational purposes reported stronger positive MCEs for all cannabis products compared to medical only users. Preference for and more positive MCEs associated with using a given product were associated with more frequent use of that product. Negative MCEs for combustible and edible cannabis were associated with experiencing more negative consequences. In sum, the MCEQ is a psychometrically promising measure of adult MC users’ expectancies associated with using combustible, vaporizable, and edible cannabis for medical purposes. It is the first assessment tool that measures expectancies for different product types and that clearly disassociates different expectancy constructs among medical cannabis users. Being able to measure expectancies will allow for future research to uncover why people choose to begin using, and to cease using MC.

Keywords:

cannabis, marijuana, expectancies, measurement

Notes

Session II, Panel 4 - Health | Economies
Moderator: Jan Cooper, John C. Reid Associate Professor of Rhetoric & Composition and English

Major

Psychology; Flute Performance

Advisor(s)

Nancy Darling, Psychology
Alexa Still, Flute Performance

Project Mentor(s)

Meghan Morean, Psychology

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Medical Cannabis Expectancies Questionnaire

King Building 241

The current study details the development and psychometric evaluation of the Medical Cannabis Expectancy Questionnaire (MCEQ), a novel measure of the positive and negative effects that users anticipate experiencing after using combustible, vaporizable, or edible MC. The 27-item MCEQ evidenced a 2-factor structure (positive and negative MCEs). MC users held more positive MCEs for combustible cannabis than for vaporizable or edible cannabis, more negative MCEs for combustible cannabis than for vaporizable cannabis, and more negative MCEs for edible cannabis than for vaporizable cannabis. MC users who also used for recreational purposes reported stronger positive MCEs for all cannabis products compared to medical only users. Preference for and more positive MCEs associated with using a given product were associated with more frequent use of that product. Negative MCEs for combustible and edible cannabis were associated with experiencing more negative consequences. In sum, the MCEQ is a psychometrically promising measure of adult MC users’ expectancies associated with using combustible, vaporizable, and edible cannabis for medical purposes. It is the first assessment tool that measures expectancies for different product types and that clearly disassociates different expectancy constructs among medical cannabis users. Being able to measure expectancies will allow for future research to uncover why people choose to begin using, and to cease using MC.