Uptown Interagency Council on Aging

Feb. 16th: Medical Cannabis–Weeding Out Fact from Fiction

Kenneth R. Weinberg is a three time Board Certified Emergency Medicine and Medical Marijuana physician. After finishing a residency in Internal Medicine, Dr. Weinberg created a Fellowship in Psychoneuroimmunology at the Manhattan VA, then trained in Emergency Medicine at Bellevue and NYU Langone Hospital. He has practiced Emergency and Urgent Care Medicine for over three decades.

When New York State’s Compassionate Care Act was passed in January of 2016 he founded Cannabis Doctors of New York. The practice – which is based in New York City and Upstate – certifies patients, educates the public, and advocates for the many benefits of medical marijuana. The advocacy, education, as well as cannabis research are also carried out in his role as a member of the Medicinal Cannabis Workgroup at Northwell Health.

Dr. Weinberg has treated hundreds of patients with diseases across a spectrum of conditions. He is a cannabis advocate and an emerging thought leader who has lectured on the benefits of cannabis throughout the state, met with elected officials to promote its use, and been featured in various publications and on television.