Member of the U.S. House of Representatives (D-MD)
Con to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Joined with the White House drug czar to "oppose efforts in the [Maryland] General Assembly to reduce penalties for terminally ill patients who use marijuana as medicine" (Baltimore Sun, May 25, 2003) The article quoted Rep. Cummings as stating "...there is little scientific evidence that marijuana can be used as a medicine."
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:
Member, U.S. House of Representatives (D-MD), 1996-present
Chairman, Congressional Black Caucus
Member, U.S. House Government Reform Committee
Ranking Member, Criminal Justice, Drug Policy and Human Resources Subcommittee
Member, Wellness and Human Rights Subcommittee
Co-chair, House AIDS Working Group
Member, House Task Force on Health Care Reform
Member, Board of Directors, Boy Scouts of America
Member, Executive Board, Dunbar-Hopkins Health Partnership
Writes a bi-weekly column for the Baltimore Afro-American newspaper