Last updated on: 5/14/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Reese T. Jones, MD, PhD Biography

Title:
Director of the Drug Dependence Research Center
Position:
Con to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“It is foolish to make it available for medical purposes. There is no evidence that smoked marijuana is better than Marinol and there are numerous over-the-counter remedies for nausea and vomiting. Most oncologists won’t bother with marijuana because there are better treatments available.”

Oct. 24, 2001

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:
  • Director, Drug Dependence Research Center
  • Member, National Advisory Council on Drug Abuse, NIDA
  • Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute, University of California, San Francisco
  • Professor, Department of Psychiatry, U.C. San Francisco
Education:
  • MD, University of Michigan Medical School, 1958
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Is Marijuana an Effective Treatment for Reducing Nausea and Vomiting from Chemotherapy?