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

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:
  • 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"?