Last updated on: 8/22/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

Dale Gieringer, PhD Biography

Title:
State Coordinator of the California National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML)
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“If physicians find that marijuana relieves their patients’ nausea, what possible good is there in keeping them from using it?”

Nov. 23, 1999

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
    Experts
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:
  • State Coordinator, California NORML
  • Co-founder, Californians for Compassionate Use
  • Co-founder, California Drug Policy Reform Coalition
  • Vice Chair, National NORML
Education:
  • PhD, DEA Drug Regulation, Stanford University
Other:
  • Author of articles on marijuana and driving safety, drug testing, marijuana health mythology, the economics of marijuana legalization, and DEA “drug enforcement abuse”
Quoted in:
  1. What Chemicals Are in Marijuana and Its Byproducts?
  2. Does Marijuana Use Permanently Damage the Human Brain?
  3. What Are the Non-Smoked Ways to Use Marijuana Medically?