Last updated on: 1/15/2019 | Author: ProCon.org

Chanda Macias, MBA, PhD Biography

Title:
Owner and CEO of National Healing Holistic Center
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“Marijuana is medicine. This plant-based treatment should be an accessible and affordable healthcare choice for all patients. Scientific data supports its use to treat specific ailments or conditions — research has shown, for example, that it’s an exceptionally effective treatment for seizures and chronic pain.

This plant can be used in many forms of application or ingestion. My professional team at National Holistic Healing Center (NHHC), a medical marijuana dispensary serving over 10,000 patients in the Washington D.C. area, recommends specific strains with known benefits to treat depression, insomnia, ADHD, pain, post-traumatic stress disorder, and many more ailments. Like any medicine, marijuana must be prescribed and dosed properly.”

“After Medical Marijuana, Broader Legalization Is a Natural Step,” philly.com, Jan. 14, 2019

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:
  • Chairwoman of the Board, Women Grow, Feb. 2018-present
  • Owner and CEO, National Healing Holistic Center, Sep. 2015-present
  • Director of S.T.E.M. Education, Howard University, Jan. 2007-Aug. 2015
  • Patent examiner, United States Patent and Trademark Office, 2006-2007
  • Research scientist, Colgate Palmolive, 2001-2006
Education:
  • MBA, Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management, Rutgers Business School, 2013
  • PhD, Cell/Cellular and Molecular Biology, Howard University, 2001
Other:
  • Twitter handle: @nholisticdc
Quoted in:
  1. Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?