Last updated on: 7/8/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Eric Goode, PhD Biography

Title:
Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Stonybrook State University of New York
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“Probably the safest bet on the characteristics of the minority physicians has to do with age: the younger the doctor, the greater the likelihood that he will minimize its dangers; the older the doctor, the more danger he will see in pot smoking. Because of this generational difference, it is entirely possible that a tolerant attitude in the medical profession towards cannabis use will become increasingly common and may, in time, become the reigning sentiment. That day, in any case, will be a long time in coming.”

The Marijuana Smokers, 1970

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Professor Emeritus of Sociology, Stonybrook State University of New York
Education:
  • PhD, Columbia University, 1966
Other:
  • Research interests include, social deviance/deviant behavior, criminology/sociology of crime, drug use/abuse, and collective behavior
Quoted in:
  1. What Is -- and What Causes -- the Marijuana "High"?