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

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?