Concerned Physicians working for safe and appropriate use of Medicinal Cannabis
Dr. Frank Lucido has been serving the East Bay community since 1979. While trained and certified in the practice of conventional medicine, we respect the benefits available from alternative therapies, and work well with other practitioners of your choice.

Our services include:
- General and Family Practice: Your Family Doctor since 1979
- Medical Cannabis Consultant Since 1996
- Expert Witness for Patients and Physicians/Courtroom Testimony
- Lecturer on “Medical Cannabis: Medicine, Politics, and the Law”

Since passage of the 1996 Compassionate Use Act (“Prop 215”), Dr. Lucido has also been performing Medical Cannabis Consultations. Here is some additional information on medical cannabis practice standards/requirements.

Dr. Frank H. Lucido MD has been practicing in Berkeley since 1979. He graduated from University of Michigan Medical School, and completed his Family Practice training through UC Davis.
He is on the steering committee of the San Francisco Bay Area chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility, and is a committed anti-nuclear activist.

Maria Mangini, PhD FNP completed her doctorate in Nursing at UCSF, where her research centered on drug use and drug policy. A Family Nurse Practitioner since 1982, she received her MSN with distinction from Pace University’s Lienhard School of Nursing, Currently she cooordinates the MSN/FNP program at Holy Names University in Oakland.

MedBoardWatch was created because doctors have been afraid to recommend medical cannabis. But doctors should never be fearful of practicing good and compassionate medicine.

My goal is also to continue the work we have begun towards normalizing medical cannabis practice. I would like to see more primary care physicians (and treating specialists) give safe and appropriate recommendations for medical cannabis, since they know the patient best, and have the best documentation of the serious illness for which they have been following the patient. But until medical cannabis and its safety become more widely known to the primary care and specialist community, there will be a need for medical cannabis consulting physicians as a specialty, to fill the compassionate need of many sick patients.

If you have a question about whether you might qualify under The California Compassionate Use Act (Prop 215), you may call 510-848-0958 or email me at: Frank Lucido, M.D.

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