NPR (KJZZ): Ex-UA Researcher Studying Marijuana as Treatment for PTSD

Summary: KJZZ interviews marijuana researcher Dr. Sue Sisley about MAPS’ upcoming clinical trial of medical marijuana for veterans suffering from treatment-resistant PTSD. Sisley explains how the study will generate objective data about the safety and efficacy of medical marijuana, speaks about overcoming obstacles that previously delayed the study, and details why researching alternative PTSD treatments is so important.

Listen to the interview here.

We looked at efforts to expand marijuana research — particularly whether use of the drug could help people suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder — with Dr. Sue Sisley.

She had attempted to base her research in Arizona but was rebuffed by the state’s three major public universities.