Last updated on: 4/4/2018 | Author: ProCon.org

Emily Earlenbaugh, PhD Biography

Title:
Director of Patient Consulting at Mindful Cannabis Consulting
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“The most common use of cannabis is as a pain reliever… Cell, animal and human trials, as well as patient reports, all confirm cannabis’ efficacy for chronic pain relief…

When patients use cannabis medicinally, their natural endocannabinoid system is stimulated by cannabinoids, resulting in reduced pain and inflammation. These anti-inflammatory and pain-relieving properties make cannabis an option for ameliorating the daily suffering from common chronic pain conditions like arthritis and neuropathy, which decrease mobility and reduce quality of life.

Access to cannabis for pain management is especially important for seniors because the pharmaceutical alternatives can be deadly.”

“Here’s the Science behind Cannabis Therapies for Pain, Inflammation,” greenstate.com, Nov. 28, 2017

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:
  • Director of Patient Consulting at Mindful Cannabis Consulting, Mar. 2015-present
  • Freelance writer, cannabis education, Feb. 2012-present
  • Executive Director of Education, Fleurish Farms, Jan. 2015-Mar. 2017
Education:
  • PhD, Philosophy of Science, University of California at Davis, 2013
  • BA, Philosophy, The College of New Jersey, 2008
Other:
  • Twitter handle: @EEarlenbaugh
Quoted in:
  1. Is Medical Marijuana an Effective Treatment for Severe / Chronic Pain?