Medical marijuana researcher Dr. Suzanne Sisley made headlines across the state earlier this month after she lost her job at the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Phoenix.
Sisley blames conservative politics in the Arizona Legislature for influencing the UA to not renew her contract. The UA told Phoenix-based Capitol News Service reporter Howard Fischer that they do not comment on personnel issues.
Now Sisley is getting national attention. The Daily Beast today published an article about Sisley, who is considering legal action against the UA. The article is titled, "Why did America's Only Pot Researcher Suddenly Get Fired?"
"We can independently corroborate Dr. Sisley’s outstanding performance reviews and show that she was generally recognized as being one of the most respected teachers and doctors on staff," her attorney, Jason Flores-Williams told Daily Beast reporter Abby Haglage.
“The ones who are being injured here are veterans, people who have already sued the country.”
Sisley has been at the forefront of trying to get legislators to allow state funding of a study on whether the drug can be useful in treating post-traumatic stress syndrome.