Bonni Goldstein MD
Bonni Goldstein, MD, is the medical director of Canna-Centers Wellness & Education, a California-based medical practice devoted to educating patients about the use of cannabis for serious and chronic medical conditions. She completed her internship and residency at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, where she also served as chief resident.
After years of working in the specialty of pediatric emergency medicine, she developed an interest in the science of medical cannabis after witnessing its beneficial effects in an ill friend. Over the last 15 years, she has evaluated thousands of patients for the use of medical cannabis and is recognized as an expert in the clinical application of cannabis therapeutics. She has a special interest in treating children with intractable epilepsy, autism, cancer, and other conditions.
Her latest book, Cannabis Is Medicine: How Medical Cannabis and CBD Are Healing Everything From Anxiety to Chronic Pain, was published in September 2020 by Little, Brown Spark. Additionally, Dr. Goldstein recently co-authored two peer-reviewed articles researching the use of cannabis-responsive biomarkers to document cannabis treatment efficacy, guide clinical decision-making, and improve outcomes in children with autism.