Ihave been a licensed physician since 1976. I served as an anesthesiologist in the United States Navy, my last tour of duty was on the teaching staff at National Naval Medical Center, San Diego. In 2005, I retired from a busy private anesthesia and pain management practice. My traditional medical training and experience did not include alternative treatment modalities such as medical marijuana.
For the last 5 years I have provided medical marijuana evaluations to patients in Pasadena. I have learned that medical marijuana is not only an effective treatment for a wide variety of conditions but also the safest medicine that I have ever recommended. Many of my patients are seniors who have never used marijuana/ Cannabis or not since their youth. Most of my patients have found relief from their symptoms, frequently using smoke-less marijuana.
I am committed to the California Medical Marijuana Program and to the legal protection it provides to qualified individuals. If you are interested in determining if you qualify as a medical marijuana patient under the California Medical Marijuana program please contact my office.
According to Prop 215(also known as the Compassionate Use Act of 1996), seriously ill Californians have the right to obtain and use Marijuana aka Cannabis for medical purposes where the medical use is deemed appropriate and has been recommended by a physician who has determined that the person's health would benefit from the use of marijuana in the treatment of cancer, anorexia, AIDS, chronic pain, spasticity, glaucoma, arthritis, migraine, or any other illness for which marijuana provides relief.