Revised Grant Application Approved; Sue Sisley to Receive Researcher of the Year Award

On January 30, 2015, the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) approved our request for $156,000 in additional funding for our planned multi-site study of smoked marijuana for PTSD in 76 U.S. veterans. These funds, from Colorado’s Medical Marijuana Research Grant Program, will supplement the $2 million grant awarded to MAPS by CDPHE on December 17, 2014, and will be used for administrative costs, salary support, and facility fees. Meanwhile, we’re still waiting for the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to inform us when, which varieties, and at what cost it will make marijuana available to us for this study, even though we were approved for access to NIDA marijuana in March 2014. Principal Investigator Sue Sisley, M.D., will be honored with the Americans for Safe Access (ASA) Researcher of the Year Award at the National Medical Marijuana Unity Conference in Washington, DC, on March 30, 2015.