The Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Legal Theory at the Georgetown University Law Center
Pro to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
"Smoked cannabis does carry with it harms associated with it...but when people are sick and people are suffering and people are dying, they may be willing to run the risk of these long-term harms in order to get the immediate relief, the life-saving relief that cannabis has demonstrably been able to provide."
Oral Arguments, Ashcroft v. Raich, U.S. Supreme Court, Nov. 29, 2004
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:
The Carmack Waterhouse Professor of Legal Theory, Georgetown University Law Center, 2006-present
Argued the medical cannabis case of Raich v. Gonzales on remand in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, 2006
Argued the medical cannabis case of Ashcroft v. Raich in the U.S Supreme Court, 2004
Senior Fellow, Cato Institute, Washington, D.C.
Senior Fellow, Goldwater Institute, Phoenix, Arizona
Formerly the Austin B. Fletcher Professor of Law, Boston University School of Law
Former Legal Affairs Contributor for WBEZ (NPR), Chicago
Former Visiting Professor, Harvard Law School and Northwestern University
Former Criminal Prosecutor, Cook County State's Attorney's Office, Chicago
Recipient, The Lysander Spooner Book Award for the best book on liberty, 2004