Last updated on: 9/6/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

Jacob Sullum Biography

Title:
Senior Editor of Reason magazine
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“It’s beyond serious dispute that marijuana, which has been used therapeutically for thousands of years, helps relieve nausea and restore appetite. Marinol, a capsule containing THC, is approved by the Food and Drug Administration as a treatment for AIDS wasting syndrome and the side effects of cancer chemotherapy. But smoked marijuana has several advantages over Marinol.”

Saying Yes in Defense of Drug Use, 2003

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Senior Editor, Reason magazine
  • Contributing Columnist, Conservative Chronicle
  • Articles Editor, National Review, 1994
  • Articles Editor, Reason, 1989-1994
  • Reporter, News and Courier/Evening Post, Charleston, SC
  • Reporter, Times-Leader, Wilkes-Barre, PA
  • Speaker, International Conference on Drug Policy Reform
  • Recipient, Keystone Press Award, 1988
  • Recipient, Drug Policy Alliance’s Edward M. Brecher Award for Achievement in the Field of Journalism.
Education:
  • BS, Economics and Psychology, Cornell University
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Has the Government Blocked Clinical Trials of Marijuana?