Last updated on: 10/11/2013 | Author: ProCon.org

Carl Olsen Biography

Title:
Marijuana activist
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“Because marijuana now has currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States, in 20 states, marijuana’s federal classification must be updated. In fact, because lack of accepted medical use in treatment in the United States is a statutory condition for schedule I, marijuana is not legally classified at all right now. This would be grounds for a motion to dismiss a federal criminal indictment for accepted state medical use.”

Email to ProCon.org, Oct. 11, 2013

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Marijuana activist
  • Member and priest, Ethiopian Zion Coptic Church
  • Web developer, Drake University, 2006-present
  • Web developer, Captain Jack Communications, 2003-2005
  • Iowa Department of Transportation, 1989-2002
  • Libertarian Party candidate, US Representative, 1996
  • Libertarian Party candidate, Governor of Iowa, 1994
  • Grassroots Party candidate, US Senate, 1992
Education:
  • Attended University of Iowa, 1970-1972
  • Attended Area XI Community College, Des Moines, Iowa, 1986-1991
Other: