Last updated on: 4/2/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

John Hamm, MD Biography

Title:
Former Premier of Nova Scotia
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“If it has medical benefits and it is apparent now that it does, then it should be handled the way we handle any other medication that comes on the market.”

The Chronicle Herald, “Hamm Says Medical Marijuana Use OK,” Dec. 24, 2002

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Premier of Nova Scotia (Canada), 1999-2006
  • Leader of Nova Scotia Progressive Conservative Party, 1995
  • Past President, Nova Scotia Medical Society
  • Past President, Aberdeen Hospital medical staff
  • Family physician for 30+ years
Education:
  • MD, Dalhousie University, 1963
  • BSc, University of King’s College, Halifax
Other:
  • Nova Scotia is one of the 10 provinces and three territories of Canada
  • Nova Scotia was home to 940,000 people as of Jan. 2002