Bonni Goldstein, MD is the Medical Director of Canna-Centers, a California-based medical practice devoted to educating patients about the use of cannabis for serious and chronic medical conditions. 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. Since then she has evaluated thousands of patients for use of medical cannabis. She has a special interest in treating children with intractable epilepsy, autism, and advanced cancers, as well as adults with chronic pain, autoimmune illnesses, and other endocannabinoid deficiency disorders. Dr. Goldstein recently authored the book “Cannabis Revealed: How the world’s most misunderstood plant is treating everything from chronic pain to epilepsy.”
A native of New Jersey, Dr. Goldstein received her undergraduate education at Rutgers College and her medical degree at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Her post-doctoral education included internship and residency at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles. Dr. Goldstein also served as Chief Resident at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles. She was a Clinical Instructor in Pediatrics at USC School of Medicine in Los Angeles, Emergency Transport Attending Physician at Childrens Hospital Los Angeles, and Emergency Medicine Attending Physician in the Pediatric Emergency Department at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center. She is a member of the Society of Cannabis Clinicians, the International Association of Cannabis as Medicine, and the International Cannabinoid Research Society. Dr. Goldstein also serves on the Scientific Advisory Board for Courtagen Life Sciences, United Patients Group and United in Compassion Australia. She is the medical advisor to Weedmaps.com.