Last updated on: 5/13/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Al Gore Biography

Title:
Former Vice President of the United States
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“I do not favor legalizing marijuana and I don’t favor doing it through the back door which some of these state initiatives tend to aim toward. But I think that where you have sufficient controls, I think that doctors ought to have that option.”

ABC News, Dec. 15, 1999

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Recipient, Nobel Peace Prize, 2007
  • Democratic candidate for President of the United States, 2000
  • Vice President of the United States, 1992-2000
  • U.S. Senate (D-TN), 1984-1992
  • Member, U.S. House of Representatives (D-TN), 6th District, 1976 – 1984
  • U.S. Army; served in Vietnam, 1969 – 1971
Education:
  • Vanderbilt Law School, 1976
  • Attended Vanderbilt University Divinity School, 1971-1972
  • BA, Government, Harvard University, 1969
Other:
  • Legal name is Albert Arnold Gore Jr.
  • Commissioned Institute of Medicine report to assess the benefits and risks of marijuana, 1997