The federal government has approved medical marijuana research for a University of Arizona study. Dr. Suzanne A. Sisley, who will head the research, has been trying to get this project approved for the past three years. The study will examine whether marijuana has medical benefits that would assist our veterans in coping with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Researchers assert this approval from the Obama administration could cause a movement that could “lead to broader studies into potential benefits of the drug.” Scientist claim that when more research is done on what this drug can treat it will then lead to regulation by the FDA as a prescription drug. In the last decade, the US government has only approved one research center to conduct trials involving the medical uses of marijuana—a UC San Diego facility.