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Timothy Fong, MD Biography

Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA)
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"

“I have a clear theme for all of my lectures: no cannabis for anyone under 21. All of our data clearly highlights this…

[W]e need true science to guide us for patients under 21 to be more respectful. Obviously, things like pediatric seizures, pediatric pain, multiple sclerosis, spasticity — if it’s become very, very clear, beyond a shadow of a doubt — that cannabis would help with those medical conditions, then absolutely, I’d say, let’s use it that way.”

Randy Robinson, “Marijuana under the Microscope: A Conversation with UCLA’s Cannabis Research Initiative,” Feb. 13, 2018

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), 2002-present
  • Researcher, UCLA Cannabis Research Initiative
  • Co-director, UCLA Gambling Studies Program
  • Director, UCLA Addiction Medicine Clinic
  • Director, UCLA Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship
  • MD, McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, 1998
  • BA, English, Northwestern University
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