Featured Expert: A Pioneering Physician for the Marijuana Movement
Posted by Marijuana Doctors on 04/08/2011 in Medical Marijuana
Dr. Phillip Leveque has an impressive medical background: he holds degrees in chemistry, biochemistry, pharmacology, toxicology and has minors in physiology and biochemistry. And he is a pioneer in the medical marijuana industry.
Dr. Leveque helped more than 5000 patients get access to a powerful medicine at a time when many physicians refused to help. He saved countless lives. In a 5-year period, he personally signed about 50% of all of Oregon’s medical marijuana applications at that time—which caused the Medical Board to come after him. And even though he complied 100% with Oregon state law, he unfortunately and unfairly lost his medical license for recommending marijuana.
Dr. Leveque is a WWII veteran, a life-long healer, the author of General Patton’s Dogface Soldier of WWII, and a regular contributor to Salem-News.com (read his Salem News articles here). He recently took a break from his work over at Salem News to speak with us about his life and work with medical marijuana patients in Oregon. We are proud to present him as this month’s featured expert and you can read his story here.