Last updated on: 5/13/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Burkhard Hinz, PhD Biography

Title:
Director of the Institute of Toxicology and Pharmacology at the University of Rostock
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“Cannabinoids, in addition to having palliative benefits in cancer therapy, have been associated with anticarcinogenic effects. Cannabinoids may… offer a therapeutic option in the treatment of highly invasive cancers.”

“Inhibition of Cancer Cell Invasion by Cannabinoids via Increased Expression of Tissue Inhibitor of Matrix Metalloproteinases-1”, Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Dec. 25, 2007

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Director, Institute of Toxicology and Pharmacology, University of Rostock
  • Former Researcher, Institute for Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
Education:
  • PhD, school unknown
Other:
  • None found