Doctor seeks OK to do medical pot research at UA

By Howard Fischer

Capitol Media Services

PHOENIX — A University of Arizona physician has taken the first political steps in her bid to do medical marijuana research at state-run schools.

Sue Sisley, a specialist in internal medicine and psychiatry, has formed Americans for Scientific Freedom, which she will chair. The filing with the Secretary of State’s Office will allow her to collect donations for political purposes.

But Sisley told Capitol Media Services the committee is not designed to elect legislators who support research or defeat those who oppose it. Instead, she wants to lobby lawmakers to change the law to let her do her work at the UA.

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