Marijuana study backed by feds delayed after researcher's firing

July 7, 2014 12:10 PM

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Marijuana study backed by feds delayed after researcher's firing

A researcher who received federal approval to study medical marijuana's effects on veterans with post-traumatic stress syndrome was terminated from her university position last week, further delaying long-awaited research.

Dr. Suzanne Sisley's termination, effective Sept. 26, means her research could be postponed by at least 1-1/2 years until she is appointed at another university and passes another university's review process, Sisley said in an interview with USA TODAY Network.

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