My search for an expert opinion on medicinal cannabis (MC) brings me to California. Since 1996, following a referendum, medicinal cannabis is legal in the sunny U.S. state. It is estimated that there are already more than one million California patients that use MC.
The cheerful Dr. David Bearman is an expert in the field of substance abuse. In 1971 he co-founded, in Seattle (Washington), the third US Free Clinic. He is a frequent speaker on MC, member of various advisory committees and testifies regularly as a scientific expert in court.
Patrick Dewals: How would you describe the knowledge of the endocannabinoid system of the average American doctor?