Last updated on: 12/23/2011 | Author: ProCon.org

Clayton James Mosher, PhD Biography

Title:
Associate Professor & Chair of the Department of Sociology at Washington State University
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“My review of the literature indicates that while there are certainly studies indicating no benefits [from marijuana], there are just as many that suggest the opposite. It is also important to note that marijuana has been used medicinally for literally hundreds of years.”

Stephanie Rice, “Puff, Puff, Pass,” The Columbian, Aug. 17, 2011

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with MDs, PhDs, JDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to medical marijuana. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to medical marijuana issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Professor of Sociology, Washington State University, 2011-present
  • Member, Clark County Methamphetamine Action Committee, 2002-present
  • Member, Washington State Traffic Stop Committee, 2001-present
  • Member, C. Wright Mills Book Award Committee, Society for the Study of Social Problems
  • Associate Editor, Social Problems
  • Former Associate Chair, Department of Sociology, Washington State University
  • Former Associate Professor, Department of Sociology, Washington State University
  • Member, Clark County Substance Abuse Advisory Board, 2001
  • Research Faculty, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Program, Washington State University, 1999-present
  • Faculty Associate, Social and Economic Sciences Research Center, Washington State University, 1999-present
  • Member, Northwest High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Advisory Board, 1999-2001
  • Member, Research Advisory Board, Washington State Division of Alcohol and Substance Abuse, 1995-present
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Washington State University, 1995-2001
  • Senior Research Associate and Sessional Lecturer, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, University of British Columbia, 1994-1995
  • Chair, Department of Social and Environmental Studies, University College of the Cariboo, 1992-1993
  • Instructor, Department of Social and Environmental Studies, University College of the Cariboo, 1990-1994
Education:
  • PhD, Sociology, University of Toronto, 1992
  • MA, Criminology, Simon Fraser University, 1985
  • BA, honors, Sociology and Criminology, University of Toronto, 1983
Other:
  • None found