Dr. Sue Sisley, MD

Physician, Internal Medicine & Psychiatry

Dr. Sue Sisley MD is an Arizona-based physician practicing Internal Medicine & Psychiatry. She works as Independent Medical Director for medical cannabis license holders in 17 different states from Hawaii to Florida to New Jersey.

Sue serves as President of Scottsdale Research Institute & Site Principal Investigator for the only FDA-approved randomized controlled trial in the world examining safety/efficacy of whole plant marijuana in combat veterans with treatment-resistant post traumatic stress disorder PTSD.

Dr. Sisley is on faculty at Colorado State University & Humboldt State University, and Senior Fellow at Thomas Jefferson University Lambert Center, assisting their Institutes of Cannabis Research.

Dr. Sisley has been a Member of Nevada ILAC Medical Cannabis Commission for the past 3 years, outlining regulations for laboratory testing (limits on pesticides, residual solvents and other guidelines) that are currently being used as a model for other states’ medical cannabis laws.

Her other areas of current IRB-approved research include supervising studies
evaluating cannabis for pain management, cannabis as substitution therapy for opioids, and also a safety study looking at cannabis edibles. Dr. Sisley is also Principal Investigator on a CSU project to build a robust nationwide medical cannabis patient registry.

Sue on Rolling Stone’s 25 People Shaping Future in Tech, Science, Medicine, Activism and More (Nov. 2017)

Dr. Sisley holds 2 different DEA Schedule 1 Licenses to

  1. conduct federally-regulated cannabis research
  2. supervise a DEA Schedule 1 cannabis analytical lab.