Dr. Sue Sisley visited South Carolina this week to testify to state lawmakers about the benefits of medical marijuana. Dr. Sisley is a medical director for an Arizona medical marijuana dispensary and is also currently overseeing a multi-state research study in Arizona and Maryland on the effects of marijuana as a treatment option for PTSD.
Sisley and other medical experts attended the hearing which was designed to help South Carolina lawmakers determine whether legalizing medical marijuana is the right option, according to WACH 57 News. The hearing included five-hours of testimony from medical experts. Doctors are increasingly showing support for medical marijuana as a real treatment option.
Dr. Sisley said, “I’m not pro-cannabis – I’m just pro science. I’ve started to examine the scientific literature, and I realized that there is a sufficient amount of scientific data to support the idea of cannabis as a medicine.”
She concluded her comments by saying, “I don’t want the legislators here to think they can wait until the FDA approves cannabis as a medicine, because that could be a decade away, and in the meantime, we’ve got sick patients right here in this state who desperately need legal access to quality medicine.”