Cannabis and the Other Side of Medical Marijuana"
with Eric A. Voth, MD
Eric A. Voth, MD
President of IASIC-International Academy on the Science and Impact
of Cannabis -IASIC (iasic1.org)
Specialties: Internal Medicine, Pain Management,
Addiction Medicine and Drug Policy
Chairman of the Institute on Global Drug Policy
Con to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
“Physicians should remember that marijuana remains a schedule I
drug, that it has not been approved as safe and efficacious by the
Food and Drug Administration, and that the use of marijuana by
patients holds inherent risk. We do not support recommending the
medicinal use of marijuana.”
“Guidelines for Prescribing Medical Marijuana,” Editorial, Western
Journal of Medicine, Nov. 2001
Involvement and Affiliations:
· Chairman, The International Drug Strategy Institute (a division of
Drug Watch International)
· Medical practice in Topeka, Kansas
· 20 years studying the effects of drugs and addiction
· MD, University of Kansas Medical School, 1981
· Fellow, American College of Physicians (FACP)
· Dr. Voth “is recognized as an international authority on drug use
and lectures nationally on drug policy issues. He has advised the
Reagan, Bush and Clinton administrations and has advised or
testified for numerous Congressional offices on drug-related issues.
He was recently recognized by the former Director of the Office of
National Drug Control Policy General Barry McCaffrey with the
‘Director’s Award’ for his outstanding achievement on combating drug
use in our nation.”
Institute on Global Drug Policy website (accessed on Dec. 12, 2005)
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