Last updated on: 11/1/2011 | Author: ProCon.org

Karen Wright, PhD Biography

Title:
Research Fellow in the Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology at the University of Bath
Position:
Con to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“The psychoactive effects and the legal implications associated with herbal cannabis use make it unsuitable as a treatment.”

“Bowel Study Backs Cannabis Drugs,” BBC News, July 31, 2005

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with MDs, PhDs, JDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to medical marijuana. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to medical marijuana issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Peel Trust Lecturer, Biomedicine, Lancaster University, Oct. 2008-present
  • Research Fellow, Department of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, University of Bath. July 1999-Sep. 2008
Education:
  • BSc PhD, Biology and Pharmacology, 1999
  • Attended University of Cape Town, 1981-1982
Other:
  • None found