Ariz. bill would permit medical marijuana research

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona colleges and universities could conduct research into medical marijuana under a bill advancing in the Legislature.

A 2012 state law bans medical marijuana on higher education campuses, but the bill endorsed Wednesday by a Senate committee would change that to permit research.

According to The Arizona Republic (http://bit.ly/VywjEW ), a University of Arizona researcher would be a beneficiary of the new legislation if it becomes law.

Assistant Professor Sue Sisley is researching whether medical marijuana helps veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder.

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