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

John McCain Biography

Title:
Former US Senator (R-AZ)
Position:
Con to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“Every medical expert I know of, including the AMA [American Medical Association], says that there are much more effective and much better treatments for pain than medical marijuana… I still would not support medical marijuana because I don’t think that the preponderance of medical opinion in America agrees with [the] assertion that it’s the most effective way of treating pain.”

Town Hall meeting in Derry, New Hampshire

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • US Senate (R-AZ), 1986-Aug. 25, 2018
  • 2008 Candidate for the Republican Presidential Nomination
  • Unsuccessful candidate for the Republican Presidential Nomination, 2000
  • US House of Representatives (R-AZ), 1st District, 1982-1986
  • POW, Vietnam War, 1967-1973
  • Pilot, US Navy, 1958-1981
  • Recipient, Silver Star; Legion of Merit; Purple Heart; Distinguished Flying Cross
Education:
  • National War College, Washington, D.C., 1973
  • Naval Academy, Annapolis, MD, 1958
Other:
  • Legal name is John Sidney McCain, III
  • Born Aug. 29, 1936 and died Aug. 25, 2018
Quoted in:
  1. Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?