Author and medical marijuana patient of the US Federal Drug Administration's Investigational New Drug (IND) Program
Pro to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
"People who are suffering often ask me if I can help them find medical marijuana. As much as I sympathize with their painful situation, I tell them that I can better assist them by continuing to be a legal cannabis smoker, a living testimony to the therapeutic benefits of marijuana and an advocate leading the fight for others suffering the way they are. If I violate the federal rules, I risk being thrown out of the program... Within a few months of not smoking [marijuana], I could be in a critically terminal state."
Prescription Pot: A Leading Advocate's Heroic Battle to Legalize Medical Marijuana, 2003
Organizations/VIPs/Others Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Involvement and Affiliations:
Patient in the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Investigational New Drug (IND) Program for medical marijuana (receives eight cured ounces of marijuana per month from the US government), 1990-present
Co-Founder and Board of Directors Member, Patients Out of Time
Recipient, Certificate of Heroism (for participating in President Reagan's Drug Awareness Program), 1990