How Cannabis Prohibition Is Killing Veterans

The scientific blacklisting of cannabis hurts veterans especially hard.

How Cannabis Prohibition Is Killing Veterans


Cannabis research

Studying cannabis is really, really, difficult in the United States.

Just ask Dr. Sue Sisley, who has spent the last ten years trying to complete the first clinical trial of cannabis use for PTSD in veterans. The study, sponsored by the non-profit Multidisciplinary Associations for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS), finished its groundbreaking research earlier this year after it was approved by the FDA all the way back in 2011. Dr. Sisley overcame multiple obstacles to complete the study, including being fired from her job at the University of Arizona.

“We are immensely grateful to all of the study’s supporters,” Dr. Sisley wrote in a press release announcing the study’s completion, “especially the veteran

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