Last updated on: 2/19/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Joseph A. Califano, Jr., LLB Biography

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

“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
Education:
  • LLB, Harvard Law School, 1955
  • BA, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA, 1952
Other:
  • None found