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Jeanne Kohl-Welles, PhD Biography

State Senator, Washington (D), 36th Legislative District
Pro to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"

“Marijuana’s use for medical purposes is already recognized under Washington state law, following voter approval of Initiative 692 in 1998. It is time that patients received similar protection under federal law.”

“Where’s Bush’s Compassion for Medical Marijuana Users?”, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Mar. 27, 2002

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • State Senator, (D-WA), 36th Legislative District, Seattle, Washington
  • Member, Washington State Sentencing Guidelines Commission
  • US House of Representatives, 1992-1994; Majority Whip, 1993-94
  • Former Lecturer, University of Washington (Sociology, Education, Women’s Studies)
  • Senior Executives in State and Local Government, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
  • Member, Western Policy Leaders Forum Advisory Committee
  • Member, Eleanor Roosevelt Global Leadership Institute Advisory Committee; Work and Family Leadership Advisory Committee; Center for Women Policy Studies Policy Council
  • Member, Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction Education Technology Advisory Committee; K-20 Network Board; Governor’s Fire Protection Task Force; Children’s Legislative Oversight Committee; Sentencing Guidelines Commission; Public Stadium Authority Advisory Committee; Joint Legislative Systems Committee; Child Care Coordinating Committee
  • PhD, Sociology of Education, UCLA
  • MA, Sociology, UCLA
  • MA, Education, California State University, Northridge
  • BA, Education, California State University, Northridge
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