Two Efforts To Tackle Medical Marijuana Issues

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 Geo

Peter Gwynne
Mar 30, 1997

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;
Paul Palmberg...

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