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Chris Dodd, JD Biography

US Senator (D-CT)
Pro to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"

“I’ve taken the position, certainly with medical use of marijuana, that it ought to be allowed. And many states, I think 12 or 13 states allow that today. In fact, we just had a huge debate in the committee in which I serve dealing with the issue. And I’ve strongly advocated that these states not be biased or prejudiced because they allow the use of marijuana for medical purposes.”

“The Bill Maher Grill: Democratic Candidate Mashup,” Yahoo! News (accessed Nov. 1, 2007)

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • 2008 Democratic Candidate for US President
  • US Senator (D-Connecticut), 1981-present
  • Chairman, Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs
  • Senior Member, Senate Foreign Relations Committee
  • Senior Member, Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions
  • Member, Senate Committee on Rules and Administration
  • Chair, Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, 2001-2003
  • General Chairman, Democratic National Committee, 1995-1997
  • Member, US House of Representatives (D-Connecticut), 1975-1981
  • Attorney, private practice, 1973-1975
  • US Army National Guard and Reserves, 1969-1975
  • Peace Corps, Dominican Republic, 1966-1968
  • JD, University of Louisville School of Law, 1972
  • BA, English Literature, Providence College, 1966
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