Associate Professor of Psychology at the State University of New York at Albany
Pro to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
"There are some superb research medical developments all supporting the idea that marijuana can help people who need to gain weight because of illnesses like cancer or HIV related wasting. I think the work on Multiple Sclerosis is extremely promising but again we only have a small number of cases. I am very optimistic about that work. The work on cannabis's impact on migraine headaches seems extremely promising so that people can intervene early on when they first experience some of the symptoms of migraine and seem to cut off a migraine completely. The work on glaucoma is not as promising not because marijuana doesn't seem to work it's just that there other drugs that seem to work better."
Interview with Liane Hansen of National Public Radio, Nov. 10, 2002
Experts Individuals with MDs, PhDs, JDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to medical marijuana. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to medical marijuana issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
Associate Professor of Psychology, State University of New York at Albany, 2005-present
Associate Professor of Clinical Science and Director of Clinical Training in Psychology, University of Southern California (USC), 1997-2005
Assistant Professor of Clinical Science, USC, 1991-1997
Editor, Mind-Altering Drugs: The Science of Subjective Experience, 2005
Expert on personality and addictive behaviors, has received research grants from the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism as well as the Alcoholic Beverage Medical Research Foundation
Understanding Marijuana: A New Look at the Scientific Evidence, 2002
"Dr. Earleywine has published widely on risk for alcoholism, and is a member of the Research Society on Alcoholism. He is currently on the advisory board of Behavior Therapy's Clinical Supplement, one of the new journals in the field of behavior therapy."
USC website (accessed 2005)