Last updated on: 10/4/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

Aaron Houston Biography

Title:
Director of Government Relations at the Marijuana Policy Project
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“The greatest harm associated with marijuana is imprisonment and prosecution of terminally ill patients.”

Concord Monitor, Sep. 30, 2003

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Director of Government Relations, Marijuana Policy Project
  • Full-time marijuana lobbyist, Capitol Hill
  • Marijuana Policy Project’s expert, DUI law
  • National Field Director, Marijuana Policy Project (coordinated more than 125 protests around the country in 2004 and managed MPP’s campaigns to unseat incumbent members of Congress in Arizona and New Mexico during the 2004 general election cycle)
  • Campaign Coordinator, Granite Staters for Medical Marijuana, an advocacy group funded by the Marijuana Policy Project that was dedicated to pressuring Democratic presidential candidates to support medical marijuana in the year leading up to the 2004 New Hampshire primary
Education:
  • Attended University of Seattle
  • Attended University of Colorado at Denver
Other:
  • Appeared on CNN’s Inside Politics
  • Appeared on C-SPAN
  • Quoted in The Washington Post, The Washington Times, ABC News’ The Note, Reuters, and in many local newspapers and radio programs around the country.