Physician and co-founder of a medical cannabis evaluation practice
Pro to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
"I have found in my study of these patients that cannabis is really a safe, effective and non-toxic alternative to many standard medications. There is no such thing as an overdose. We have seen very minimal problems with abuse or dependence, which at worst are equivalent to dependence on caffeine. While a substance may have some potential for misuse, in my opinion, that's a poor excuse to deny its use and benefit to everyone else."
Testimony to the Arkansas legislature in support of House Bill 1303, "An Act to Permit the Medical Use of Marijuana," Nov. 17, 2005
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:
Co-founder, medical cannabis evaluation practice
Physician specializing in cannabis evaluations, 1999-present
Approved cannabis use for 8,000+ patients
Serves as an expert witness in medical and legislative hearings
MD, University of Southern California (USC) Medical School, 1976
Attended Ohio State University
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