Last updated on: 11/18/2013 | Author: ProCon.org

Irvin Rosenfeld Biography

Title:
Medical marijuana patient in the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Investigational New Drug (IND) Program
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“I didn’t like be labeled a criminal. So I took on the federal government. It took me ten years but in 1982 I won. I am now using this medicine [marijuana] legally under the federal government… I have used 10-12 marijuana cigarettes per day for 35 years. I’ve been married for 33 years. I’m a stock broker. I handle millions of dollars on a daily basis.”

Testimony before the State of Michigan Committee on Government Operations regarding HB 5470, Nov. 28, 2006

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Medical marijuana patient, US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Investigational New Drug (IND) Program, Nov. 20, 1982-present
  • Consumed his 130,000th marijuana cigarette from the federal government on Nov. 18, 2013
  • Co-founder of the Silver Tour with Robert Platshorn
  • Diagnosed at age ten with multiple congenital cartilogenous exostosis (a
    disease causing the continuous growth of bone tumors)
  • Receives about 360 joints (nine cured ounces) per month grown by the University of Mississippi under contract with the National Institute of Drug Abuse (as of Oct. 20, 2010)
  • Vice President, Newbridge Securities
  • Member, Shake-a-Leg Miami, a nonprofit charity that develops and operates “quality water sport instructional and recreational programs to serve people with disabilities”
Education:

Attended Miami Dade College South Campus

Other:
  • Born in Portsmouth, VA in Feb. 1953