Last updated on: 5/8/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Robert L. Ehrlich, Jr., JD Biography

Title:
Former Governor of Maryland (R)
Position:
Pro to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“I am predisposed to support it [medical marijuana]. It’s personal. My wife and I saw a very strong person taken down inch by inch [by cancer].”

Jan. 2003

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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:
  • Governor of Maryland (R), 2003-2007
  • Member, U.S. House of Representatives (R-MD), 1995-2003
  • Deputy Minority Whip, U.S. House of Representatives, 1997-2003
  • Member, House Subcommittee on Health
  • Co-Chairman, House Biotechnology Caucus
  • Member, Maryland House of Delegates, 1987
Education:
  • JD, Wake Forest University School of Law, 1982
  • BA, Princeton University, 1979
Other:
  • None found