Chair of the Department of Physiology at the University of Oxford
Pro to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
"The second general basis for my belief that cannabis should be legalised concerns its medical application. But I don't want to make the major play of this. I accept the argument would be wrong to make a broader case for the legalisation of cannabis on the back of possible therapeutic value to some individuals. It's been used medically since the middle of the nineteenth century. The recent excellent review by the BMA concluded that cannabinoids have therapeutic potential in a number of medical conditions in which present drugs or other treatments are not fully adequate."
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Involvement and Affiliations:
Chair, Department of Physiology, University of Oxford
Professor of Physiology, University of Oxford
Director, Oxford Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience
President, British Physiological Society
Visiting Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Visitng Professor, Salk Institute
Fellow of the Royal Society, the Academy of Medical Sciences and the Institute of Biology
Member, Academia Europaea
Foreign Member, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
President, British Neuroscience Association, 1997-2000
President, British Association for the Advancement of Science, 1997-1998
PhD, University of California, Berkeley, 1968
Medical Sciences, University of Cambridge, degree unknown