Pro to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
"It [the 1999 IOM report] shows that marijuana is not a gateway drug that leads to other drugs, that medical use won’t increase illegal use and that the risks of marijuana are well within the bounds of tolerable risks."
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:
Executive Director, Drug Policy Alliance (formerly The Lindesmith Center)
Co-Editor, Psychoactive Drugs & Harm Reduction: From Faith to Science
Founder, The Lindesmith Center, a drug policy and research institute, 1994
Professor, Politics and Public Affairs, Princeton University, 1987-1994
Chair, Princeton Working Group on the Future of Drug Use, 1987-1994
PhD, Political Science, Harvard University
JD, Harvard University
MA, International Relations, London School of Economics