Last updated on: 1/29/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Lester Grinspoon, MD Biography

Title:
Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“Cannabis is remarkably safe. Although not harmless, it is surely less toxic than most of the conventional medicines it could replace if it were legally available. Despite its use by millions of people over thousands of years, cannabis has never cause an overdose death.”

Testimony before the Crime Subcommittee of the Judiciary Committee in the US House of Representatives, October 1, 1997

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Education:
  • MD, Harvard Medical School, 1955
Other:
    None found
Quoted in:
  1. Does Marijuana Cause Depression or Other Mood Disorders?
  2. Does the Regular Smoking of Marijuana Cause Lung Cancer or in Any Way Permanently Injure the Lungs?
  3. For Which Symptoms or Conditions Might Marijuana Provide Relief?
  4. Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?