Last updated on: 3/5/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Diane Feinstein Biography

Title:
U.S. Senator (D-CA)
Position:
Con to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“If marijuana is to be used as a pharmaceutical or therapeutic drug, it should be submitted for approval from the Food and Drug Administration [FDA] like any other drug, and I firmly support the FDA’s current review and approval process.”

Letter to constituent, Dec. 9, 2002

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • U.S. Senator (D-CA), 1992-present
  • Chairman, Rules and Administration Committee
  • Member, Judiciary Committee
  • Member, Appropriations Committee
  • Member, Select Committee on Intelligence
  • Co-chair, Senate Cancer Coalition
  • Vice-Chair, National Dialogue on Cancer
  • Chair, Task Force on AIDS, 1983-1988
  • Mayor of San Francisco, 1978-1988
  • Recipient, Distinguished Community Health Superhero award, National Association of Community Health Centers, Mar. 2005
  • Recipient, Outstanding Member of the U.S. Senate Award, National Narcotic Officers Associations Coalition, Feb. 2005
  • Recipient, Life Time Achievement Award, National AIDS Foundation, 1993
  • Recipient, Congressional Quarterly’s Top 50 Member of Congress B Top Five Centrists, 2000
Education:
  • BA, History, Stanford University, 1955
Other:
  • Introduced the National Cancer Act