A medical marijuana researcher terminated at the University of Arizona last year says she is a step closer to beginning clinical trials in the Phoenix area.

Researcher Sue Sisley said she plans to conduct independent research in the Phoenix area, after she struggled to find support at a state university for a study of marijuana’s effects on people with post-traumatic stress disorder. The private, federally regulated Institutional Review Board approved her research request, she said.

Sisley said the study is now waiting for access to a federal supply of marijuana.

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