Marijuana research in veterans wins federal backing

Sue Sisley: This is why medical pot research needs state cash … for now

Two weeks ago, the Colorado Board of Health awarded grants totaling $8 million to research marijuana’s medical potential. The studies funded by these grants will help evaluate marijuana’s safety and efficacy in treating epilepsy, brain tumors, Parkinson’s disease and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The money is coming from Colorado’s medical marijuana patient fees and new taxes on recreational pot. And while a group of medical marijuana patients announced a lawsuit challenging Colorado’s funding of marijuana research, I — one of those researchers who was awarded $2 million for our PTSD study — am here to tell them why state money is needed for this kind of research in 2014-2015.

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Sue Sisley’s pot-and-PTSD study isn’t yet funded, but she’s still celebrating

Scientist Sue Sisley is best known for her very public firing by the University of Arizona — but she hopes to soon be better known as the researcher who is testing the efficacy of marijuana as a treatment to post-traumatic stress disorder in American veterans. And while Sisley is a finalist for a historic Colorado grant meant for cannabis research, she hasn’t yet received the grant — regardless of incorrect reports in the media.

UNLV courts well-known pot researcher to study PTSD treatment

UNLV courts well-known marijuana researcher to study PTSD treatment

Nevada’s state and federal lawmakers have been working to bring medical marijuana researcher Dr. Sue Sisley to the university to conduct a pilot study on the safety and efficacy of marijuana on veterans with chronic and treatment-resistant post-traumatic stress disorder.

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Veterans and access to cannabis: 2017 in review

2017 was a year of frustration but also incremental progress for military veterans and their advocates as veterans’ organizations and their supporters continued to lobby federal and state politicians to expand medical marijuana access and research.

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Former NFL pros say CBD oil vital pain-management tool

After years of managing pain through the use of alcohol, nonprescription anti-inflammatory drugs and highly addictive opioids, some former football players are turning to cannabis for relief.

Pesticide edict ensures fate of recalled Denver pot products

The destructive, decades-long war on pot hobbles along, thanks to DEA

Denver Post editorial: Despite the fact that public opinion toward legalization has greatly shifted toward acceptance, legitimate questions exist about the safety of marijuana. More study is in order, and to that end, at least there is slight progress.

S 02, Ep. 16: He opened a million-dollar pot shop; He helps businesses expand nationally

Featured guests: Scott Thorn, who’s the COO for The Clinic marijuana shop chain that operates in three states; and Strainz CEO Hugh Hempel, whose company manages cannabis brands. LOTS TO TALK ABOUT •  “Who smokes flower anymore?” Sales for concentrates are growing fast. •  People are snapping up cannabis licenses…