Last updated on: 4/2/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Nicholas A. Pace, MD Biography

Title:
Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at New York University Medical Center
Position:
Con to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“Recent research shows that marijuana has detrimental effects on the brain, lungs, heart and fertility. The THC (the main ingredient in marijuana) content in marijuana used today is twice as strong as 30 years ago.

The false impression that there is a medical need for marijuana confuses and misleads a poorly informed compassionate public in believing that the medical profession is withholding helpful medication from the sick.”

“Letter to the Editor,” New York Times, Apr. 26, 2006

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, New York University Medical Center
  • Founder, President, and Medical Director, Pace Health Services
  • Medical Consultant (and past Medical Director), New York Executive Offices of General Motors
  • Life Member, National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence (NCADD)
  • Member, The Recovery Institute
  • Fellow, American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM)
  • Fellow, New York Academy of Medicine
  • Past Chair, New York State Governor’s Advisory Committee on Alcoholism
  • Founding Director and past Vice Chair, American Council on Drug Education
  • Co-founder and past President, Alcoholism Council of Greater New York
  • Advisor to First Lady Nancy Reagan for the Chemical People Project, 1982-1983
  • Former Special Advisor to President Ford’s White House Physician, 1975-1976
Education:
  • MD, School of Medicine, University of Maryland, 1959
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?