Medical marijuana research stalls after Arizona professor is let go

Medical marijuana research stalls after Arizona professor is let go

(CNN) — A well-known medical marijuana researcher at the University of Arizona says a study she’s been planning for four years has cost her her job.

Dr. Sue Sisley, a clinical assistant professor in the college of medicine, has been with the university for nearly eight years in several capacities. She has been planning a pioneering study on marijuana’s effect on veterans with chronic post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD.

“I was on the forefront of the most controversial research happening at the university,” said Sisley, the study’s principal investigator, said. “And they did not like the optics of veterans smoking and vaporizing marijuana on their campus, even in the context of a rigorous, FDA-approved, randomized controlled trial.” Read More…