Last updated on: 6/18/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Derick T. Wade, MD Biography

Title:
Professor in the Department of Clinical Neurology at the University of Oxford
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“Objectives: To determine whether plant-derived cannabis medicinal extracts (CME) can alleviate neurogenic symptoms unresponsive to standard treatment, and to quantify adverse effects.

Conclusions: Cannabis medicinal extracts can improve neurogenic symptoms unresponsive to standard treatments. Unwanted effects are predictable and generally well tolerated. Larger scale studies are warranted to confirm these findings.”

“A Preliminary Controlled Study to Determine Whether Whole-Plant Cannabis Extracts Can Improve Intractable Neurogenic Symptoms,” Clinical Rehabilitation, 2003

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Professor, Department of Clinical Neurology, Radcliffe Infirmary, University of Oxford
  • Clinical advisor on MS for the National Clinical Guideline for Diagnosis and Management in Primary and Secondary Care
  • Consultant Neurologist, British Society of Rehabilitation Medicine, Rivermead Rehabilitation Centre, Oxford
  • Recipient, BMJ Books Non-Commercial Publication Award for co-production of the National Clinical Guidelines for Stroke, 2000
Education:
  • MD, school unknown
Other:
  • None found