Last updated on: 7/17/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Andrew Weil, MD Biography

Title:
Director of Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona College of Medicine
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“As a physician, I am frustrated that I cannot prescribe marijuana for patients who might benefit from it. At the very least I would like to be able to refer them to a safe, reliable, quality-controlled source.”

“Stop the Federal War on Medical Marijuana,” San Francisco Chronicle, June 6, 2002

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
     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:
  • Director of Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona College of Medicine
  • Clinical Professor of Internal Medicine & Public Health, University of Arizona Medical School
  • Founder, Polaris Foundation
  • Editor-in-Chief, Integrative Medicine, a professional journal
  • Fellow, Institute of Current World Affairs
Education:
  • MD, Harvard Medical School, 1968
  • AB, Biology/Botony, Harvard University, 1964
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Is Marinol Better Medicine Than Marijuana?