Shane Pennington Slated to Present at SXSW 2022 'Cannabis Industry Evolution Summit' with Dr. Sue Sisley and Matt Zorn
Mar 4, 2022
VS counsel Shane Pennington is joining Dr. Sue Sisley and attorney Matt Zorn on Tuesday, March 15 at 10 a.m. CT for the SXSW session "Sue 'n the DEA: Breaking the 50-year NIDA Monopoly."
About the Session:
It started at SXSW in March 2019. Dr. Sue Sisley presented at SXSW describing her experience for the only FDA-approved controlled trial examining the safety/efficacy of smoked marijuana flower in combat veterans with severe PTSD. But she had a problem: the marijuana the government forced upon her to use was schwag and the DEA would not process her application to cultivate her own cannabis. After the presentation, attorney Matt Zorn approached her to see if he could help with her legal problem. Together, with attorney Shane Pennington, Sue took on the DEA in several lawsuits—and won. In the process, we uncovered secret government documents, helped change national federal policy regarding marijuana research, and won one of a few coveted cultivation licenses.