Last updated on: 3/6/2013 | Author: ProCon.org

Bruce Buckner Biography

Title:
Chron's Patient and Medical Marijuana User
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“I have several relatives with Crohn’s Disease. Every one of them has had major surgery. Every one of them has had complications from the steroids and immune suppressors they have been prescribed… I am firmly convinced that I would be in the same condition as my relatives with Crohn’s, if I hadn’t used pot. The medical use of marijuana has saved my colon and my quality of life.”

“Chron’s Disease,” rxmarijuana.com (accessed Mar. 1, 2013)

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Uses pot edibles for relief from bladder cancer and Chron’s disease and cannot smoke because of emphysema
  • Web and T-shirt designer
  • Former musician
  • Former recording engineer
  • Former record company representative
  • Education:
  • Attended University of Oregon, degree and date unknown
  • Other:
  • Diagnosed with Chron’s disease in 1972
  • Arrested in 1987 for possession of marijuana and given two years probation
  • Received a recommendation for marijuana from a doctor in Washington state in 2001
  • In November 2001, the Grays Harbor (Washington) Drug Task Force raided Buckner’s home and charged him with manufacturing marijuana and possessing one gram of illegal psilocybin mushrooms
  • Quoted in:
    1. Is Marijuana an Effective Treatment for Crohn's Disease, Ulcerative Colitis, or Other Inflammatory Bowel Diseases?