Professor of Clinical Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco
Pro to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
"I am the Assistant Director of the AIDS Program at San Francisco General, and we have had for a long time patients with HIV smoking marijuana. And one would think it is the HIV community that has brought medical marijuana to the forefront, but in fact, marijuana has been used as a medicine as we all know, hundreds, if not thousands of years before HIV."
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:
Chairman, Community Consortium of Bay Area HIV Health Care Providers, 1985-present
Professor of Clinical Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, 1984-present
Asst. Director, AIDS Activities, San Francisco General Hospital, 1983-present
Principal investigator and author of a clinical study on Marijuana and HIV/AIDS
Hematology/Oncology, Cancer Research Institute, University of California, San Francisco, 1983, degree unknown
Internal Medicine, Kaiser Foundation Hospital, San Fransisco, 1980, degree unknown