Pot Researcher at U. of Arizona Fights to Get Her Job Back

A medical doctor at the University of Arizona who was dismissed last month is appealing the university’s decision, according to The Arizona Republic. Suzanne Sisley, who studies the effects of marijuana on post-traumatic stress disorder, is asking to be reinstated as an assistant professor in the department of psychiatry, assistant director of the university’s telemedicine program, and researcher. She says she was questioned by university officials over an attempt to recall State Sen. Kimberly Yee, who blocked a bill that would have permitted state funding for marijuana studies. Dr. Sisley denies any involvement in the recall effort, and a letter released to the Associated Press by the university on Friday says she was dismissed because the money for her study was running out.

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