Last updated on: 6/1/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Jonathan Markowitz, MD Biography

Title:
Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Position:
Con to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“I think it’s still safe to say that there is no evidence to date that cannabis is an effective treatment for IBD.”

“Cannabis and IBD: A Fragile Connection,” Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America website (accessed Aug. 4, 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:
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Gastroenterology and Nutrition, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Member, 2006 Inflammatory Bowel Disease Committee, North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition (NASPGHAN)
Education:
  • MD, University of South Carolina School of Medicine
  • Attended University of Pennsylvania
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Is Marijuana an Effective Treatment for Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, or Other Inflammatory Bowel Diseases?