- Professor Emeritus of Sociology at Stonybrook State University of New York
- Pro to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
“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
- Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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:
- Professor Emeritus of Sociology, Stonybrook State University of New York
- PhD, Columbia University, 1966
- Research interests include, social deviance/deviant behavior, criminology/sociology of crime, drug use/abuse, and collective behavior
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