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

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