Last updated on: 9/21/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

Peter G. Bourne, MD, MA Biography

Title:
Former Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“We did not view marijuana as a significant health problem–as it was not. Nobody dies from marijuana. Marijuana smoking, in fact, if one wants to be honest, is a source of pleasure and amusement to countless millions of people in America, and it continues to be that way.”

Oct. 2000

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Former Director, Office National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), “Drug Czar,” 1976-1978 (Carter Administration)
  • Vice Chancellor Emeritus, St. George’s University, Grenada
Education:
  • MA, Anthropology, Stanford University, 1969
  • MD, Psychiatry, Emory University Medical School, 1962
Other:
  • None found