Pro to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
"The criminal prosecution of patients for medical marijuana must end immediately, and marijuana must be treated as a medicine for the seriously ill...
[R]esearch has shown marijuana to be a safe and effective medicine for controlling nausea associated with cancer therapy, reducing the eye pressure for patients with glaucoma, and reducing muscle spasms caused by multiple sclerosis, para- and quadriplegia...
Physicians must have the right to prescribe this drug to their patients without the fear of the federal government revoking their licenses, and doctor-patient privacy must be protected. The Drug Enforcement Administration should not be practicing medicine."
Interview with the Drug War Chronicle, Oct. 8, 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:
Independent US Presidential Candidate, 2004, 2008
Green Party US Presidential Candidate, 2000
Attorney, author, and consumer advocate
Founder, Public Interest Research Group (PIRG), Center for Auto Safety, Public Citizen, Clean Water Action Project, Disability Rights Center, Pension Rights Center, Project for Corporate Responsibility, The Multinational Monitor
Founder, Center for Study of Responsive Law (CSRL), 1969
Lecturer, History and Government, University of Hartford, 1961-1963
US Army, 1959
LLB, with distinction, Harvard Law School, 1958
AB, magna cum laude, East Asian studies, Woodrow Wilson School of International Affairs, Princeton University, 1955