Last updated on: 9/27/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

Francesco Crestani, MD Biography

Title:
Member of the Associazione Cannabis Terapeutica
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“I’m a specialist in Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, particularly interested in Pain Therapy and in Phytotherapy. Because of my interest in these fields, I discovered cannabis. At the beginning the interest was only ‘academic’, but the medical literature was convincing for me. Then I discovered a lot of patients whose sufferings were relieved only by this plant.”

May 21, 2002

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Member, Associazione Cannabis Terapeutica (www.medicalcannabis.it)
  • Societ√† Italiana di Fitoterapia (S.I.Fit.)
  • Department of Anesthesia, San Luca Hospital, Trecenta (Rovigo)
  • Associazione Anestesisti Rianimatori Ospedalieri Italiani (A.A.R.O.I)
Education:
  • MD, School of Medicine, University of Padua, 1986
  • Degree in Phytotherapy, University of Siena
  • Degree in Pain Therapy, University of Padua
  • Degree in Reflexotherapy, University of Padua
Other:
  • Specialist in anesthesiology and intensive care. Particularly interested in pain therapy and phytotherapy.