Esther Ting Memorial Professor at the Stanford University School of Medicine
Con to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
"Medical cannabis regulations make unregulated products available to be inhaled in smoke or vapor, applied topically as oils and creams, eaten in edibles, or taken orally or sublingually. The demonstrated efficacy and safety of these products should not be labeled as medical. 'Budtenders,' not pharmacists, physicians, or other clinicians, make clinical recommendations...
Cannabis and cannabis-derived medications merit further research, and such scientific work will likely yield useful results. This does not mean that medical cannabis recommendations should be made without the evidence base demanded for other treatments."
Cowritten with Richard Saitz, "Should Physicians Recommend Replacing Opioids with Cannabis?," JAMA, Feb. 1, 2019
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:
Esther Ting Memorial Professor, Stanford University School of Medicine, 2017-present
Associate Director, Center for Innovation to Implementation, Veterans Health Administration, 2016-present
Member, Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute
CIGH Fellow, Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health, 2015-present
Affiliated faculty, Stanford Law School, 2014-present
Professor, Department of Psychiatry, Stanford University School of Medicine, 1995-present
Member, Provost's Task Force on Binge Drinking on Campus, 2011-2013
Senior Policy Advisor, White House Office of National Drug Control Policy, 2009-2010
Chairman, Faculty Advisory Committee, Stanford Health Policy Forum, 2007-present
Director, VA Program Evaluation and Resource Center, 2001-2009
PhD, Psychology, University of Illinois, 1993
AM, Clinical/Community Psychology, University of Illinois, 1991
BA, summa cum laude, Psychology, Michigan State University, 1988