Colorado Honors Axed Arizona Professor With $2M Grant Nomination To Study Pot’s Effects On PTSD

COLORADO:  After an uncertain few months, Colorado has welcomed a once-shunned marijuana researcher with open arms.

Dr. Sue Sisley, who was controversially fired from her teaching position at the University of Arizona in July, has been nominated for a $2 million grant from the Rocky Mountain state to continue her medical research.

The pot pioneer — who has expressed suspicion that it was political influence that resulted in her abrupt termination — had up until now feared that her study of marijuana’s effects on post-traumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, would be long halted without a lab.

With the generous grant, awaiting a board’s Dec. 17 approval, Sisley’s study into the potential benefits, specifically for U.S. veterans, could go on.


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