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Harvey W. Feldman, PhD Biography

Former Fellow of the Drug Abuse Council
Pro to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"

“The issue of whether marijuana has medicinal benefits no longer seems to be in question. Hundreds of scientific studies and thousands of testimonials from patients have established marijuana’s effectiveness in controlling the nausea of cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy and/or radiation; in enhancing appetites for AIDS patients who suffer a wasting syndrome or who have adverse reactions to their HAART (highly active antiretroviral treatment) medications; in reducing intraocular pressure for persons with glaucoma; in giving relief from spasms of muscular dystrophy; and for relieving pain from dozens of other serious diseases.”

“Providing Medical Marijuana: The Importance of Cannabis,” cowritten with Jerry S. Mandel, PhD, Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, Apr.-June 1998

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Urban Ethnographer and Sociologist (semi-retired)
  • Member, The National Association of Ethnography and Social Policy
  • Member, Cannabis Consumers Campaign
  • Former Fellow, Drug Abuse Council
  • Former Executive Director and Principal Investigator, Youth Environment Study, Inc., MidCity Consortium, San Fransisco
  • Recipient, Certificate of Merit from San Francisco Mayor Frank Jordan, 1992
  • Recipient, Certificate of Honor from City/County Board of Supervisors, San Francisco, 1990
  • PhD, Medical Sociology and Social Welfare, school unknown
  • MSW, Social Group Worker, school unknown
  • BA, English and Writing, school unknown
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?