National Director of the American Alliance for Medical Cannabis
Pro to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
"Many of the chronically ill have successfully sought relief with the use of medical cannabis, an age-old remedy that now shows real scientific efficacy. Hundreds of thousands of the sick have replaced disabling narcotics and other psychotropic medications with nontoxic and benign cannabis. The anecdotal evidence is overwhelming. Folks with spinal injuries able to give up their walkers, AIDS patients able to gain weight and keep their medications down, cancer patients finding relief from the terrible nausea of chemotherapy, chronic pain patients once again functional with their consciousness restored from narcotic lethargy, and folks once disabled from crippling psychiatric disorders and addictions, returned to sanity and society with the assistance of a nontoxic herb with remarkable healing powers."
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:
National Director, American Alliance for Medical Cannabis
Postdoc Fellow in Molecular Immunology, School of Medicine, Stanford University, 1994-1995
Gubernatorial Appointment, California State Board of Pharmacy, 1980-1990
Public Health Administration, University of California, Los Angeles, 1982
Los Angeles County Health Department, 1970-1973
Former Chair, Los Angeles County Research Evalualtion and Advisory Panel (REAP) for Chemical Dependency Treatment
PhD, Biology, Tulane University, 1994
MA, Cellular Biology, California State University, Northridge
BA, Biology, California State University, Northridge, 1976