Vice President of Community Relations at Flow Kana
Pro to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
"Prescription drug overdoses are the leading cause of accidental death in the United States. Alternatives to opioids for the treatment of pain are necessary to address this issue. Cannabis can be an effective treatment for pain, greatly reduces the chance of dependence, and eliminates the risk of fatal overdose compared to opioid-based medications. Medical cannabis patients report that cannabis is just as effective, if not more, than opioid-based medications for pain."
"Cannabis as a Substitute for Opioid-Based Pain Medication: Patient Self-Report," Cannabis and Cannabinoid Research, June 2017
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:
Vice President of Community Relations, Flow Kana, Feb, 2017-present
Member, Board of Directors, The Initiative, Oct. 2018-present
Vice Chair, Mendocino County Fire Safe Council Inc., Feb. 2019-present
Board Member, California Cannabis Tourism Association, Jan. 2018-present
Chair, Board of Directors, International Cannabis Farmers Association, Jan. 2019-present
Affiliate Scientist, Alcohol Research Group, Nov. 2010-present
Lecturer, School of Social Welfare, University of California at Berkeley, June 2006-June 2017
Manager, Marijuana Law and Policy, Drug Policy Alliance, June 2012-Feb. 2017
Director of Research, Berkeley Patients Group, July 2010-June 2012
PhD, Social Welfare, University of California at Berkeley, 2006
MSW, Jane Addams College of Social Work, 2002
BA, Psychology, University of Illinois at Chicago, 2000