NIDA/PHS Completes Review of Marijuana for PTSD Protocol; MAPS Awaits Response

On April 28, 2011, the revised protocol for our planned study of marijuana for symptoms of PTSD in US veterans was accepted by the FDA, and submitted to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to be reviewed by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the Public Health Service (PHS). On July 15, 2011, HHS informed MAPS that the NIDA/PHS review had been completed and that we should receive the report soon. The HHS notice came only days before an article about the study in The New York Times (July 18, 2011) made MAPS’ marijuana research national news.