Anesthesiologist in the Department of Special Anesthesia and Pain Therapy at the Medical University of Vienna
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
"The surprising result of our study was the absence of any kind of analgesic activity of THC-standardized cannabis extract on experimentally induced pain using well-established human model procedures. Our results also seem to support the impression that high doses of cannabinoids may even cause increased sensitivity in certain pain conditions."
"Medical Pot Ineffective as Acute Pain Treatment," Forbes.com, June 23, 2008
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:
Anesthesiologist, Department of Special Anesthesia and Pain Therapy, Medical University of Vienna (Austria)
Cowritten with N. A. Frickey, R. M. Kaufmann, M. Reif, R. Frey, B. Gustorff, and H. G. Kres, "Lack of Analgesia by Oral Standardized Cannabis Extract on Acute Inflammatory Pain and Hyperalgesia in Volunteers," Anesthesiology, July 2008
"Indirect CB2 Receptor and Mediator-Dependent Stimulation of Human Whole-Blood Neutrophils by Exogenous and Endogenous Cannabinoids," Journal of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, July 29, 2005
Cowritten with Hans G. Kress, "Opitoid Medication and Driving Ability," European Journal of Pain, Aug. 10, 2004