Frank Lucido, MD

Frank H. Lucido MD has been practicing Family and General Medicine in Berkeley, California since 1979. He graduated from University of Michigan Medical School in 1974, and completed his Family Practice Residency through University of California at Davis in 1977.

Since the passage of the California Compassionate Use Act of 1996, he has been performing Medical Cannabis evaluations, and has written and lectured on the subject.

In 2004, he co-authored the widely read article “Implementation of the Compassionate Use Act in a Family Medical Practice, Seven Years’ Clinical Experience” with Mariavittoria Mangini, PhD, FNP, published in O’Shaughnessy’s, the Journal of the Society of Cannabis Clinicians. This article is designed to be a blueprint for physicians in making safe and appropriate recommendations.

In 2004, he founded to keep watch on Medical Board of California actions against physicians who make medical cannabis recommendations.

He is also founder of Lucido Medical-Legal Consulting, to give expert medical testimony for legitimate patients who use cannabis medicinally, and for responsible physicians who recommend it appropriately, both in California, as well as in other states.

He lectures on medical cannabis, and practice standards, and is particularly interested in speaking to physician groups to increase the number of responsible physicians willing to make appropriate recommendations for this safe and effective medicine.

Dr. Lucido is a member of Society of Cannabis Clinicians, and Physicians for Social Responsibility.

He can be contacted at