Medical marijuana research is complicated by federal law, the FDA, as well as varying opinions in the public and private sector. According to recent reports, a University of Arizona researcher lost her job over a study involving the impact of marijuana use on post-traumatic stress (PTSD) patients, especially veterans who have been involved in combat. The professor has called her own work some of the most controversial at the university, even though it was approved by the FDA. Now her passion, dedication, and long-term commitment to the research project has left her out of work.
The trial was aimed at reviewing the safety and efficacy of using medical marijuana to treat veterans with PTSD. Many of the veterans were not responding well to other forms of treatments. The new study had selected 70 participants to participate, testing various potency and placebos. Our Orange County medical marijuana attorneys are dedicated to raising awareness to protect the rights of users, researchers, distributors and growers nationwide. We are also abreast of legal issues and advancements in marijuana research.