Last updated on: 9/29/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Rachel Ehrenfeld, PhD Biography

Title:
Director of the American Center for Democracy
Position:
Con to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“The evidence about the harm caused by marijuana to the individual user and society is overwhelming. Yet the government is now moving for large production and distribution of marijuana. If this is part of the ObamaCare project, it would surely cause the opposite of what it is purporting to do.”

“ObamaCare’s Medical Marijuana,” Forbes.com, Aug. 13, 2009

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, American Center for Democracy
  • Consultant, US Defense Department Threat Reduction Agency, CIA, and US Treasury
  • Contributor, Wall Street Journal, Washington Times, National Review, Eurobserver, Jerusalem Post, New York Post, Los Angeles Times
  • Television and radio commentator, Fox News, CNN, ABC, NBC, MSNBC
  • Member, Board of Advisors, American Congress for Truth
  • Member, Committee on the Present Danger
  • Former Research Scholar, New York University School of Law
  • Former Visiting Scholar, Columbia University Institute of War and Peace Studies
Education:
  • PhD, Criminology, Hebrew University School of Law
Other:
  • Testified before the US Congress and European Parliament on terror financing