When: Thu., May 9, 5-7 p.m. 2019
Sue Sisley of the Scottsdale Research Institute will present a talk on the “Challenge and Promise of Cannabis Based PTSD Research” on Thursday, May 9, 5-7 p.m. in the Goodwin Forum at Humboldt State University and Friday, May 10 6-8 p.m. at The Connection, 334 F Street in Eureka. The talk is hosted by the Humboldt Institute for Interdisciplinary Marijuana Research in partnership with HSU's Veteran's Enrollment and Transition Services and the Humboldt Patient Resource Center. Since 1968 the National Institute on Drug Abuse has maintained a monopoly on the production and distribution of cannabis for research. This monopoly has prevented U.S. based clinical research from accessing quality flower and diverse phenotypes for human testing. Sisley will discuss the challenges of both obtaining federal approval for such research and then carrying out a FDA-approved randomized controlled trial examining the safety and efficacy of cannabis for treating Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in military veterans.