A long-planned study on the effects of MMJ on post-traumatic stress disorder may finally begin after the National Institute of Drug Abuse said it is ready to supply the smokeable cannabis needed for the study.
The research project was approved more than a year ago by the the Department of Health and Human Services, the Food & Drug Administration and the Drug Enforcement Agency.
Originally slated to be hosted at the University of Arizona, the study was suspended when the university abruptly fired its lead researcher. While reasons for Sue Sisley’s termination were not clear, the consensus among industry watchers was that the university did not want to conflict with Arizona lawmakers who opposed the study.
Review boards at the University of Pennsylvania and the Copernicus Independent Review Board of North Carolina gave approval for the research and will ensure the safety of participants and quality of research procedures, Military.com reported.