Senior Lecturer and Consultant Psychiatrist in Forensic Psychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital in London
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
"Given that high doses of cannabis can cause a toxic psychosis, then it may be supposed it will aggravate the symptoms of schizophrenia. However, clinical experience suggests that some patients say that they take cannabis as a form of 'self-medication'."
"Psychiatric Effects of Cannabis," British Journal of Psychiatry, 2001
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:
Senior Lecturer and Consultant Psychiatrist, Forensic Psychiatry, Maudsley Hospital, 1999-present
Lead Clinician, Southwark Forensic Services, 1999-present
Programme Director, South London (East) Forensic Specialist Registrar Training
Honorary Senior Lecturer, Department of Forensic Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry.
Senior Lecturer, Department of Forensic Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry in London
Honorary Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist, Broadmoor Hospital, Bethlem Royal Hospital, and Maudsley Hospital
Senior Lecturer, Psychiatry of Addiction, St. George's Hospital Medical School, 1988-1995
Clinical Director of Addiction Services, St. George's Hospital Medical School, 1988-1995
Psychiatric trainee, Maudsley Hospital, 1981
MB, Guy's Hospital, 1978
BS, Guy's Hospital
BSc, school unknown
Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists (FRCPsych)