Last updated on: 9/28/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

William Eidelman, MD Biography

Title:
Physician specializing as a holistic medicine consultant
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“[M]arijuana in fact has a wide range of accepted medical benefits with an unsurpassed record of safety.”

2005

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:
  • Physician specializing as a holistic medicine consultant, including matters relating to medical cannabis
  • “involved in what I now consider ‘alternative psychiatry,’ focusing on awakening of the spirit rather than treatment of mental illness,” 1977-1990
Education:
  • MD, St. Louis University School Of Medicine, 1975
Other:
  • None found