Last updated on: 9/26/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Claude Vaney, MD Biography

Title:
Medical Director of the Neurological Rehabilitation and MS Centre in Switzerland
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“Cannabis can be an effective alternative for patients that do not respond to ordinary drugs.”

International Week on MS (multiple sclerosis conference), Basel, Switzerland, Sep. 14, 1999

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:
  • Medical Director of the Neurological Rehabilitation and MS Centre
  • Chief Specialist in Neurology, FMH, Berner Klinik Montana, Switzerland
  • Lecturer, International Association for Cannabis as Medicine
  • President, Rehabilitation In Multiple Sclerosis (RIMS)
  • Board Member, the Swiss MS Society
  • Study of the effects of capsulated cannabis extract in 57 patients with multiple sclerosis
Education:
  • MD, School unknown
Other:
  • None found