Physician in private medical practice in Berkeley, CA
Pro to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
"Cannabis has a long, impressive history as a safe and effective medicine... I am widely known to be a thorough, caring, and trusted physician, who takes the time and effort to establish that the patient is appropriate in their use of medical cannabis."
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, private medical practice, Berkeley, CA, 1979-present
Member, Physicians for Social Responsibility
Medical Director, Berkeley Pines Skilled Nursing Facility, 1990-1996
Medical Director, Elmwood Skilled Nursing Facility, 1988-1996
Aviation Medical Examiner, Federal Aviation Administration, 1980-1994
Emergency Physician, Emergency Medical Systems, San Francisco, 1977-1979
Family Practice, Contra Costa County Hospital, 1975-1977
Internship, French Hospital, San Francisco, 1974-1975