Last updated on: 5/13/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Jens Reimer, MD Biography

Title:
Research Psychiatrist, Center for Interdisciplinary Addiction Research at the University of Hamburg
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“While further research is required on the biological and clinical aspects of the benefits of cannabis use for HCV [hepatitis C] treatment, and the effectiveness of cannabis use for HCV treatment needs to be explored in larger study populations, we advocate that in the interim existing barriers to cannabis use are removed for drug users undergoing HCV treatment until the conclusive empirical basis for evidence-based guidance is available.”

European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology, Oct. 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:
  • Research Scientist, Psychiatric University Hospital, Hamburg, 2001-present
  • Research Scientist, Center for Interdisciplinary Addiction Research, University of Hamburg, 2001-present
  • Scientific Assistant, Neurology, der Ruhr-Universität Bochum, St. Josef Hospital, 2000-2001
  • Scientific Assistant, Department of Gastroenterologie and Hepatologie, Center for Inner Medicine, University of Essen, 1999-2000
  • Physician, Center for Inner Medicine, University of Essen, 1998-1999
  • Humanities Study, University of Essen, 1990-1997
Education:
  • MD, summa cum laude, University of Essen, 2000
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Is Marijuana an Effective Treatment for the Symptoms of Hepatitis C?