Last updated on: 7/17/2008 | Author:

Kate Scannell, MD Biography

Co-Director of Kaiser-Permanente Northern California Ethics Department
Pro to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"

“From working with AIDS and cancer patients, I repeatedly saw how marijuana could ameliorate a patient’s debilitating fatigue, restore appetite, diminish pain, remedy nausea, cure vomiting and curtail down-to-the-bone weight loss.

The federal obsession with a political agenda that keeps marijuana out of the hands of sick and dying people is appalling and irrational.”

San Francisco Chronicle, Feb. 16, 2003

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Co-Director, Kaiser-Permanente Northern California Ethics Department
  • Specialty: Rheumatology
  • MD, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, 1980
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?
  2. Can Marijuana Help AIDS/HIV Patients?