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

Frank Lucido, MD Biography

Title:
Physician in private medical practice in Berkeley, CA
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“Cannabis has a long, impressive history as a safe and effective medicine… I am widely known to be a thorough, caring, and trusted physician, who takes the time and effort to establish that the patient is appropriate in their use of medical cannabis.”

Email from Frank Lucido, MD, Apr. 6, 2006

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:
  • Physician, private medical practice, Berkeley, CA, 1979-present
  • Member, Physicians for Social Responsibility
  • Medical Director, Berkeley Pines Skilled Nursing Facility, 1990-1996
  • Medical Director, Elmwood Skilled Nursing Facility, 1988-1996
  • Aviation Medical Examiner, Federal Aviation Administration, 1980-1994
  • Emergency Physician, Emergency Medical Systems, San Francisco, 1977-1979
  • Family Practice, Contra Costa County Hospital, 1975-1977
  • Internship, French Hospital, San Francisco, 1974-1975
Education:
  • MD, University of Michigan Medical School, 1974
  • BS, University of Michigan, 1970
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Is Medical Marijuana an Effective Treatment for Depression, Bipolar Disorders, Anxiety, and Similar Mood Disorders?