31 Aug '17, 1pm

Study looking into marijuana benefits for vets w/ PTSD faces possible shutdown

Sign up for our NEW Good News Report - All positive stories about the military. Subscribe For more newsletters click here Sisley’s effort was formally launched two years ago after getting FDA approval and $2.1 million from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. It’s located in Arizona but sponsored by the California-based Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies. The study has been billed as potentially the first definitive U.S. research on whether marijuana can help manage veteran’s PTSD, and has received high-profile backing from the American Legion and other veterans organizations. But it has faced numerous problems. Getting federal approval took five years. Officials at Johns Hopkins University in Maryland withdrew from the study shortly after its formal start, leaving Sisley with a single Arizona site to monitor participants. She says r...

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