Last updated on: 5/8/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Thomas Edward Radecki, MD, JD Biography

Title:
Research Director of Doctors & Lawyers for a Drug Free Youth
Position:
Con to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“Medical marijuana is little more than a heavily financed movement to get marijuana legalized as a recreational drug as is the case in the Netherlands.”

Mar. 9, 2006

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:
  • Research Director, Doctors & Lawyers for a Drug Free Youth, 1991-present
  • Clinical practice in Clarion, PA, 1991-present
  • Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy
  • Mental Health Task Force, East Central Illinois HSA
  • Governor’s Advisory Council for Developmental Disabilities
  • Mental Health Technical Advisory Task Force, Kentucky, HSA-W
  • Regional Counseling Center, Oil City, Pennsylvania, 2006
  • Clarion Psychiatric Center, Clarion, PA. 2005
  • Clarion County Counseling Center, Clarion, PA, 2005
  • Clarion County Corrections, Clarion, PA, 2005
  • Clinical psychiatrist with MHM Services, State College, PA, 2004-2005
  • Clinical psychiatrist with MHM Services, State College, PA, 2004-2005
  • Private Practice, Champaign, IL, 2002-2004
Education:
  • MD, Ohio State College of Medicine, Columbus, Ohio
  • Attended Southern Illinois University School of Law, 1996-1998
  • Attended Oklahoma City University School of Law, 1995-1996
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Does Marijuana Cause Depression or Other Mood Disorders?