Last updated on: 1/13/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Jeffrey S. Yablan Biography

Title:
Executive Director/President of Southern Californians for Compassionate Use (SCCU)
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“Although I’m ‘pro’ medical marijuana, I remain neutral when I write or post anything on ProCon.org.”

Written statement to ProCon.org, Feb. 27, 2007

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Executive Director/President, Southern Californians for Compassionate Use (SCCU), Apr. 2008-present
  • Senior Researcher, ProCon.org, Feb. 24, 2002-Feb. 1, 2008
  • Board of Directors, Los Angeles Cannabis Resource Center (LACRC), 1997-present
  • Member, L.A. County Medical Marijuana Task Force, 2003-2004
  • Program Director/Business Manager, Los Angeles Cannabis Resource Center, 1996-2001
  • Provided testimony to California State Senate Health Committee re: SB 420, the Medical Marijuana Task Force Bill, 2000
  • Secretary, Medical Cannabis Providers Conference, Santa Cruz, California, 1997
  • Guidance Counselor, Pasadena City College, 1993-1996
  • Therapist, San Gabriel Valley Juvenile Diversion Center, 1991-1993
  • Co-Recipient, Jane Weirick Activist of the Decade, awarded by Americans for Safe Access, 2007
Education:
  • MA, Psychology/Marriage & Family Therapy, Phillips Institute, 1991
  • BA, Journalism, California State University, Northridge, 1977
Other:
  • Received probation instead of a federal prison term after a judge expressed admiration for their [his] work (and called the prosecution ‘badly misguided’) for his role in running the Los Angeles Cannabis Resource Center, Nov. 24, 2003
  • Director/Producer, “Final Days,” runner-up, Drug War Vigil Film Festival, Toronto, Canada, Apr. 2003
Quoted in:
  1. What Are the Differences between Cannabis Indica and Cannabis Sativa, and How Do They Vary in Their Potential Medical Utility?