Last updated on: 9/6/2012 | Author: ProCon.org

John P. Walters Biography

Title:
Former Director of the US White House Office of National Drug Control Policy
Position:
Con to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“It’s time to stop the con. Those people who have pushed quote medical marijuana are not concerned about the health and welfare of this community or any other community. They are concerned about legalizing marijuana and many of them about legalizing other illegal drugs. Let’s just ask people to be honest. Let’s engage in that debate; I believe you lose.”

Speech in Portland, Oregon, Aug. 15, 2003

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President, Hudson Institute
  • Director, US Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), Dec. 2001-Jan. 2009
  • Deputy Director for Supply Reduction, ONDCP, 1991-1993
  • Deputy Director, ONDCP, Under William J. Bennett, 1989-1991
  • Secretary of Education’s Representative to the National Drug Policy Board, 1985
  • Taught Political Science at Michigan State University’s James Madison College
  • Taught Political Science at Boston College
  • Education:
    • MA, Political Science, University of Toronto
    • BA, Political Science, Michigan State University
    Other:
    • None found
    Quoted in:
    1. Is Medical Marijuana an Effective Treatment for Severe / Chronic Pain?