Last updated on: 5/12/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

John C. M. Brust Biography

Title:
Professor of Clinical Neurology at Columbia University
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“Marijuana use appeared to be a protective factor against first seizures in men. […] In women, no relation with marijuana use was evident for either type of seizure regardless of the interval before admission.”

“Illicit Drug Use and the Risk of New-onset Seizures,” American Journal of Epidemiology, 1990

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:
  • Professor, Clinical Neurology, Columbia University
  • Director, Harlem Hospital Neurology Service
Education:
  • MD, school unknown
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Is Marijuana an Effective Treatment for Epilepsy (Seizures)?