Medical Professor Emeritus at City University of New York Medical School
Pro to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
"The question is not whether marijuana is better than existing medication. For many medical conditions, there are numerous medications available, some of which work better in some patients and some which work better in others. Having the maximum number of effective medications available allows physicians to deliver the best possible medical care to individual patients."
Cowritten with Lynn Zimmer, PhD, Marijuana Myths, Marijuana Fact, Aug. 1997
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:
Medical Professor Emeritus, City University of New York Medical School
Former Professor of Pharmacology, City University of New York Medical School
Former Adjunct Professor, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
MD, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, 1965
Cowritten with Lynn Zimmer, PhD, Marijuana Myths, Marijuana Facts, 1997
Published articles in Journal of the American Medical Association, New England Journal of Medicine, British Medical Journal, Archives of Neurology, Annals of Internal Medicine, Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, and Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics