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Joseph A. Califano, Jr., LLB Biography

Chairman and President at the National Center of Addiction and Substance Aubse (CASA) at Columbia University
Con to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"

“Before following the Pied Pipers of medical marijuana, voters should take into account recent research which reveals some sharp edges of smoking pot that undermines its popular status as a ‘soft’ drug and underscore the need for a major biomedical research program.”

Sep. 30, 1997

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Chairman and President, National Center of Addiction and Substance Aubse (CASA), Columbia University
  • Adjunct Professor of Public Health, Columbia University Medical School
  • Member, U.S. Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences
  • U.S. Secretary of Health, Education and Welfare, 1977-1979
  • Former Editor, Harvard Law Review
  • LLB, Harvard Law School, 1955
  • BA, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA, 1952
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