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

Denis Petro, MD Biography

Title:
Founding Director of Patients Out of Time
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“I believe there are 2.5 million multiple sclerosis patients who may benefit from marijuana to control spasticity.”

1981

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:
  • Founding Director, Patients Out of Time
  • Board of Directors, Patients Out of Time
  • Former Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Review Officer and principal investigator on spasticity and cannabis studies
Education:
  • MD, Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine
Other:
  • Specialty: Neurology
Quoted in:
  1. Is Medical Marijuana an Effective Treatment for Severe / Chronic Pain?
  2. Is Marijuana an Effective Treatment for Epilepsy (Seizures)?
  3. Can Marijuana Use Cause Death?