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MAPS Bulletin Summer 2014: Research Edition
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July 1, 2014

Professor Says University Fired Her Over Medical Marijuana Study

By: Alyona Minkovski

HuffPost Live

HuffPost Live interviews marijuana researcher Dr. Sue Sisley about the political implications regarding the University of Arizona’s decision to terminate her employment and how it will affect MAPS’ planned research into the benefits of treating symptoms of PTSD with medical marijuana. Sisley speaks candidly about her termination, provides a comprehensive overview of her involvement with an FDA-approved study of marijuana for PTSD, and explains how difficult it is to tell veterans with treatment-resistant PTSD that they have to wait longer for an alternative treatment. “It just seemed to be a deliberate repression of all of my academic pursuits at the UofA,” explains Sisley. “It’s hard to ignore the fact that all of my work surrounds marijuana— whether it’s marijuana education or marijuana research— that was the bulk of my work at the UofA.”

Originally appearing here.


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