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Lester Grinspoon, MD Biography

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

“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
  • MD, Harvard Medical School, 1955
    None found
Quoted in:
  1. Does Marijuana Cause Depression or Other Mood Disorders?
  2. Is Marinol Better Medicine Than Marijuana?
  3. Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?
  4. For Which Symptoms or Conditions Might Marijuana Provide Relief?
  5. Does the Regular Smoking of Marijuana Cause Lung Cancer or in Any Way Permanently Injure the Lungs?