Last updated on: 2/2/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Richard N. Gottried, JD Biography

Title:
Member of the New York State Assembly, 64th District
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“Thousands of New Yorkers have serious or life-threatening medical conditions that can be improved by medically-approved use of marijuana. The law should not stand between them and life-sustaining treatment under physician supervision.”

“Medical Use of Marijuana,” 1997

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Member, New York State Assembly, 4th District, 1970-present
  • Member, Health Committee
  • Fellow, New York Academy of Medicine
  • Member, American Public Health Association
Education:
  • JD, Columbia Law School, 1973
  • BA, Cornell University, 1968
Other:
  • Proposed legislation in New York State to allow for the medical use of marijuana