Pro to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
"It is important to keep in mind the distinction between legalizing marijuana for medical uses, which has been done in some states, and 'recreational' drug use which is illegal throughout the U.S. Judging from the evidence in hand, I believe legalization of medical use is justified. Legalizing marijuana for non-medical use (as has been done for alcohol) is quite another issue. Early evidence suggests that in such cases, medical marijuana may be a beneficial treatment, as well as being less harmful than the drugs that doctors routinely prescribe."
"Medical Marijuana: a Valuable Treatment for Autism?," Autism Research Review International, 2003
Experts PhD's and JD's (lawyers) with significant post-doctoral involvement in medical marijuana issues; judges who have presided over medical marijuana cases. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Founder and Director, Autism Research Institute (ARI), 1967
Founder, Autism Society of America (ASA), 1965
PhD, Experimental Psychology and Research Design, Pennsylvania State University, 1953
BS, San Diego State University
Recipient, Courage in Science Award, National Vaccine Information Center, 2002