Con to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
"I cannot recommend to anyone that they smoke, first of all. Smoking is so bad for you. I can't say it would be safe to eat it, because no one has studied the long- or short-term gastrointestinal effects."
Key Experts Physicians [Physicians are the "key experts" in the medical marijuana debate because the issue is thought by many to be ultimately based on the medical value and risks of marijuana, and Physicians, with their training and clinical work, should (at least in theory) have the best knowledge of marijuana's medical value and risks.] [Note: Key Experts definition varies by sites that have this designation.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Professor, UA Zuckerman College of Public Health, University of Arizona
Vice Chairman, Canyon Ranch
President, nonprofit Canyon Ranch Institute
US Surgeon General, 2002-2006
Vice Admiral (VADM) in the US Public Health Service, (PHS) Commissioned Corps, 2002-2006
Former Professor of Surgery, Public Health, and Community Medicine, University of Arizona
Former Chairman, Arizona Southern Regional Emergency Medical System
Fellow, American College of Surgeons
Former Surgeon and Deputy Sheriff, Pima County Sheriff's Department