PHOENIX — A University of Arizona doctor has been given approval from a key government agency to conduct studies that could put the school at the forefront of medical-marijuana research.
The Public Health Service has said Dr. Suzanne Sisley can proceed with her plans to study whether the drug, which remains illegal under federal law, could be used to treat people with post-traumatic stress disorder. Sisley said this would be the first-ever study of its kind.
That approval, which came late last week, is not the final hurdle. She still needs permission from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.