Last updated on: 9/6/2016 | Author: ProCon.org

Alan J. Budney, PhD Biography

Title:
Professor of Psychiatry at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth University
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“There’s a lot of preliminary date, lab date, that some of the molecules in cannabis may be effective for a number of conditions. But really getting a handle on studying it, and doing studies we need to do to find out if it works, it’s gonna take a while.”

“The Problem with Studying Medical Marijuana,” by Sera Congi, Channel 3 News, Vermont, Apr. 6, 2004

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with MDs, PhDs, JDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to medical marijuana. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to medical marijuana issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Professor of Psychiatry, Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth University
  • Former Professor of Psychiatry and Researcher, University of Arkansas Center for Addiction Research
  • Principal Investigator of two National Institute on Drug Abuse-funded research grants: Behavioral Treatment of Adolescent Marijuana Abuse and Clinical Significance of Marijuana Withdrawal
  • Former Professor, Department of Psychiatry, The University of Vermont
Education:
  • PhD, Clinical Psychology, Rutgers University, 1989
  • MS, Clinical Psychology, Rutgers University, 1987
  • BS, Psychology, Pennsylvania State University, 1981
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. How Addictive Is Marijuana?