Last updated on: 8/30/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

Edward M. Brecher Biography

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

“[R]ecommends the immediate repeal of all federal laws governing the growing, processing, transportation, sale, possession, and use of marijuana.”

The Consumers Union Report – Licit and Illicit Drugs, 1972

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Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Freelance Writer, 1952-1989
  • Member, National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), 1976-1980
  • Member, Drug Policy Foundation Advisory Board, 1989
  • Editor, United Nations Technical Assistance Administration, 1951-1952
  • Associate Editor, Consumer Reports, 1947-1951
  • Assistant to the Chairman, Federal Communications Commission (FCC), 1941-1946
  • Research Supervisor, U.S. Senate Committee on Interstate Commerce, 1938-1941
Education:
  • Brown University, 1934-35
  • MA, University of Minnesota, 1934
  • BA, Swarthmore College, 1932
  • University of Wisconsin, 1928-30
Other:
  • Died by suicide in 1989 Cornwall, Connecticut