One of the most clinically knowledgeable physicians in the U.S in the field of medical cannabis, Dr. David Bearman has spent 50 years working in the substance and drug abuse treatment and prevention field. Dr. Bearman was a pioneer in the free community clinic movement. His career includes public health, administrative medicine, provision of primary care, pain management and cannabinology.
His 50-plus year professional experience includes being Co-Director of the Haight-Ashbury Drug Treatment Program, being a member of Governor Reagan’s Inter-Agency Task Force on Drug Abuse, a member of both the Santa Barbara and San Diego County Drug Abuse Technical Advisor Committees, and a consultant to Hoffman-LaRoche, Santa Barbara County Schools, and the National PTA. He has been recognized by the Santa Barbara Medical Society with the Humanitarian Recognition Award. Dr. Bearman is the former Executive Director of the American Academy of Cannabinoid Medicine.
Dr. Bearman is the author of Cannabis Medicine: A Guide to the Practice of Cannabinoid Medicine and Drugs are Not the Devils’ Tools: How Discrimination and Greed Created a Dysfunctional Drug Policy and How It Can Be Fixed in 2 volumes.
He is featured in the Cannabis documentary, Medical Cannabis and Its Impact On Human Health and is in several Netflix films.