The National Institutes of Health's "Workshop on the Medical Utility of Marijuana," held February 19 and 20, served as a forum for researchers to present data on the therapeutic uses of the drug to an eight-member panel of scientists. The panel's recommendations may help determine future funding of studies to assess marijuana's possible healing powers.
Panel members, who represent a broad spectrum of medical researchers, are:
William T. Beaver, a professor of pharmacology and anesthesia at Georgetown University School of Medicine (chairman);
Julie E. Buring, an associate professor of epidemiology at Harvard Medical School;
Avram Goldstein, a professor, emeritus, of pharmacology at Stanford University;
Kenneth Johnson, a professor of neurology at University of Maryland Hospital;
Mark G. Kris, an attending physician at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center;
Kathi Mooney, a professor of parent-child and adult nursing at University of Utah College of Nursing;