Last updated on: 9/27/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

Peter Cohen, PhD Biography

Title:
Director of the Center for Drug Research
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“A neutral view on drugs is highly improbable in a world that translates the drug issue in war metaphors. I am convinced that only the abolition of drug prohibition might ultimately create the conditions for a maximum of independent scientific involvement in the issue.”

1990

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Individuals with MDs, PhDs, JDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to medical marijuana. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to medical marijuana issues.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Director, Center for Drug Research
  • Professor, School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of Amsterdam
  • Director, Amsterdam Drug Research Program
  • Board of Directors, European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction
  • Advisor, Observatoire de Drogues of the European Union
  • Representative, European Parliament, 1993-1995
Education:
  • PhD, Psychology/Sociology, University of Amsterdam, 1968
Other:
  • None found