Last updated on: 2/21/2019 | Author: ProCon.org

Amanda Reiman, PhD Biography

Title:
Vice President of Community Relations at Flow Kana
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“Prescription drug overdoses are the leading cause of accidental death in the United States. Alternatives to opioids for the treatment of pain are necessary to address this issue. Cannabis can be an effective treatment for pain, greatly reduces the chance of dependence, and eliminates the risk of fatal overdose compared to opioid-based medications. Medical cannabis patients report that cannabis is just as effective, if not more, than opioid-based medications for pain.”

“Cannabis as a Substitute for Opioid-Based Pain Medication: Patient Self-Report,” Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research, June 2017

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:
  • Vice President of Community Relations, Flow Kana, Feb, 2017-present
  • Member, Board of Directors, The Initiative, Oct. 2018-present
  • Vice Chair, Mendocino County Fire Safe Council Inc., Feb. 2019-present
  • Board Member, California Cannabis Tourism Association, Jan. 2018-present
  • Chair, Board of Directors, International Cannabis Farmers Association, Jan. 2019-present
  • Affiliate Scientist, Alcohol Research Group, Nov. 2010-present
  • Lecturer, School of Social Welfare, University of California at Berkeley, June 2006-June 2017
  • Manager, Marijuana Law and Policy, Drug Policy Alliance, June 2012-Feb. 2017
  • Director of Research, Berkeley Patients Group, July 2010-June 2012
Education:
  • PhD, Social Welfare, University of California at Berkeley, 2006
  • MSW, Jane Addams College of Social Work, 2002
  • BA, Psychology, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2000
Other:
  • Twitter handle: @amandareiman
Quoted in:
  1. Is Marijuana an Effective Alternative to Opioid Treatment?