Last updated on: 5/12/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Donald Gross, MD Biography

Title:
Assistant Professor of Neurology at the University of Alberta
Position:
Con to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“There’s not been a randomized, controlled trial demonstrating that marijuana or any cannabinoid is any more effective in controlled seizures than a placebo. It’s terribly complicated from a physician’s standpoint, and somewhat frustrating. We have a product that has been legitimized without any evidence of efficacy.”

“Medicinal Marijuana on Trial,” New York Times, Mar. 29, 2005

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Assistant Professor of Neurology, University of Alberta
  • Assistant Adjunct Professor, Biomedical Engineering
  • Director, Comprehensive Adult Epilepsy Program, University of Alberta
Education:
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (Canada)
  • MD, school unknown
  • BSc, University of Saskatchewan
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Is Marijuana an Effective Treatment for Epilepsy (Seizures)?