Last updated on: 4/12/2018 | Author: ProCon.org

Timothy Fong, MD Biography

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

“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,” merryjane.com 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
Education:
  • MD, McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, 1998
  • BA, English, Northwestern University
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. How Addictive Is Marijuana?