Research into marijuana benefits for vets with PTSD in danger of shutdown
WASHINGTON — An Arizona study hoping to provide definitive answers on the medical benefits of marijuana for wounded veterans is in danger of collapsing because researchers can’t find enough participants.
They say Veterans Affairs officials could help, but so far have shown no interest in talking to local doctors or veterans about the work.
“It’s so frustrating,” said Dr. Sue Sisley, principal investigator for the study. “They say they want more data on ways to help veterans. If they want more data, this is it.”
But a spokesman for VA said the study’s problems are the fault of the research team, not the federal bureaucracy. [...]human subjects research mental health pharmaceuticals public health regulation research veterans