Last updated on: 9/1/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Igor Grant, MD Biography

Title:
Executive Vice Chairman at the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) Department of Psychiatry
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“The therapeutic action of botanical cannabis… may be of value in the treatment of certain types of pain, epilepsy, spasticity, eating disorders, inflammation, and possibly blood pressure control.”

Cowritten with B. Rael Cahn “Cannabis and Endocannabinoid Modulators: Therapeutic Promises and Challenges,” Journal of Clinical Neuroscience Research, 2005

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:
  • Director, Center for Medicinal Cannabis Research, 2000-present
  • Program Project Director, NeuroAIDS: Effects of Methamphetamine, 1999-present
  • Executive Vice Chairman, UCSD Department of Psychiatry, 1998-present
  • Director, California NeuroAIDS Tissue Network, 1998-present
  • Deputy Editor, AIDS and Behavior, 1995-present
  • Editor-in-Chief, Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 1994-present
  • Director, San Diego HIV Neurobehavioral Research Center (HNRC), 1989-present
  • Editorial Board, Behavioural Neurology, 1989-present
  • Editorial Board, The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 1988-present
  • Adjunct Professor, San Diego State University, Department of Psychology, 1986-present
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 1995-present
  • Professor of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego, 1982-present
  • Chief, Ambulatory Care for Psychiatry, Veterans Affairs San Diego Healthcare System, 1976-present
Education:
  • Residency, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pennsylvania, 1967-1971
  • Internship, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 1966-67
  • MD, University of British Columbia, 1966
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Does Marijuana Use Permanently Damage the Human Brain?