Research Project: Exploring cannabis use and effects in adults with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

Letter of Invitation

I am Dr. Mansfield Mela, a Psychiatrist and Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Saskatchewan. I am interested in finding out about the effects of Cannabis (also called marijuana, pot or weed) for people with FASD. I am looking for people with FASD to take part in a research study entitled Exploring cannabis use and effects in adults with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.” Andrea DesRoches is my research coordinator. We want to understand the reasons why adults with FASD use pot and if they do, what they experienced both good and bad.

Currently, we have 2 online surveys we are distributing to the FASD community. 

  1. Frontline staff and caregiver survey: 
  2. For adults with FASD within your network. They should have a diagnosed with FASD, be 18 years and older and live in Canada:

Your answers will be confidential (only the research team will have access to your answers).

We expect that it will take someone between 30 to 90 minutes to complete the survey.

If you know of anyone else who would be willing to do the survey, please share this with them. If they are interested but can’t do the on-line survey, they can contact us by e-mailing or calling 306-880-8988 and we can send them a paper copy to fill in.

If you have any questions, or want some more information, please contact Andrea or 306-880-8988. This study has received approval from the University of Saskatchewan Behavioural Research Ethics Board.

Please feel free to pass this information along to anyone who may be interested. Thank you,

Mansfield Mela Department of Psychiatry University of Saskatchewan

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