Last updated on: 8/22/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

Barry Dworkin, MD Biography

Title:
Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at the University of Ottawa
Position:
Con to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“I cannot prescribe a medication that has the potential over years of use to cause more known harm and health complications in addition to the patient’s original condition.”

Sep. 9, 2003

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:
  • Assistant Professor of Family Medicine, University of Ottawa
  • Family medical practitioner
  • Columnist, “Health Section,” Ottawa Citizen
  • Columnist, “Treating Teens Section,” Medical Post
Education:
  • None found
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Is Medical Marijuana More Dangerous Than Legal Drugs?