The Linda and Jack Gill Chair of Neuroscience at Indiana University
Pro to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
"Cannabinoid compounds [from marijuana] apparently reduce swelling from inflammation. But more than that, they kill the pain from inflammation specifically. They work on the peripheral nerves that carry pain from your joint into the spinal cord."
"Marijuana as Medicine," Arthritis Today, Nov. 1, 2000
Experts PhD's and JD's (lawyers) with significant post-doctoral involvement in medical marijuana issues; judges who have presided over medical marijuana cases. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Linda and Jack Gill Chair of Neuroscience, Indiana University, 2004-2008
Professor of Psychology, Indiana University, 2004-2008
Director, Walker Lab (affiliated with National Institute on Drug Abuse and private funding provided through Indiana University)
Director, Gill Center for Biomolecular Science and Program in Neuroscience, Indiana University
Chairman, Department of Psychology, and Adjunct Professor of Psychology, Brown University, 1983-2004
Postdoctoral Fellow, Molecular and Systems Neuroscience, University of Michigan
Cowritten with A. G. Hohmann, R.L. Suplita, N. M. Bolton, M. H. Neely, D. Fegley, R. Mangieri, J. F. Krey, P. V. Holmes, J. D. Crystal, A. Duranti, A. Tontini, M. Mor, G. Tarzia, and D. Piomelli, "An Endocannabinoid Mechanism For Stress-induced Analgesia," Nature, June 23, 2005
Cowritten with S. M. Huang, T. Bisogno, M. Trevisani, A. Al-Hayani, L. De Petrocellis, F. Fezza, M. Tognetto, T. J. Petros, J. F. Krey, C. J. Chu, J. D. Miller, S. N. Davies, P. Geppetti, and V. DiMarzo, "An Endogenous Capsaicin-like Substance With High Ptency at Recombinant and Native Vanilloid Vr1 Receptors," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA), June 11, 2002
Cowritten with S. M. Huang, N. M. Strangman, K. Tsou, and M. C. Sañudo-Peña, "Pain Modulation by Release of the Endogenous Cannabinoid Anandamide," Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (USA), Oct. 12, 1999