Last updated on: 2/10/2016 | Author: ProCon.org

David G. Evans, JD Biography

Title:
Executive Director of the Drug Free Schools Coalition
Position:
Con to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“There is no package insert for smoked marijuana… you… grow your own medicine and you decide the dose and purity. Smoking is a very poor way to deliver a drug. There is no way to calculate the dose of smoked marijuana because there is no way to determine how much is actually being inhaled. There is no way for a patient to determine the strength of marijuana necessary. In addition, the harmful chemicals and carcinogens that are byproducts of smoked marijuana create new health problems.”

Letter to law enforcement , Feb. 2012

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:
  • Executive Director, Drug Free Schools Coalition
  • Attorney
  • Special Adviser, Drug Free America Foundation
  • Member, International Task Force on Strategic Drug Policy
  • Instructor, Rutgers University Summer School of Alcohol Studies, 1981-1986
  • Instructor, Kean College, 1983
  • Instructor, John Jay College of Criminal Justice, 1983
  • Former Research Scientist, Division of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, New Jersey Department of Health
Education:
  • JD, school unknown
Other:
  • Has appeared on C-SPAN, Fox News, CNN, and many other programs