Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute of Urban Management
Pro to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
"Cannabis is almost certainly a useful treatment for at least some patients with several different diagnoses, and ought to be so recognized by the FDA and therefore sold lawfully at pharmacies under physicians' prescription. I keep hoping that the National Institute on Drug Abuse will relax the policy which has effectively prevented researchers from acquiring cannabis to use in clinical research, and that the medical marijuana advocates will devote some tiny fraction of their lititigation-and-petitioning budget to the medical research that could take this issue off the table politically."
"Get Your Red-Hot Medical Marijuana Here," www.samefacts.com, Mar. 4, 2004
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Involvement and Affiliations:
Professor of Public Policy, NYU Marron Institute of Urban Management and NYU Wagner
Chairman, BOTEC Analysis Corporation
Former Professor of Public Policy, UCLA School of Public Affairs
Director, Drug Policy Analysis Program, UCLA School of Public Affairs
Co-Director, Jacob Marschak Interdisciplinary Colloquium on Mathematics in the Social Sciences
Thomas C. Schelling Visiting Professor, University of Maryland School of Public Policy, Fall 2006
Recipient, UCLA Public Affairs Society Undergraduate Teaching Award, 2006
Adjunct Scholar, Center for American Progress
Research Fellow, Program in Criminal Justice Policy and Management, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Chairman of the Board, BOTEC Analysis Corporation (Cambridge, Massachusetts)
Co-director, Drug Policy Project, Federation of American Scientists
Editor, Drug Policy Analysis Bulletin
Received the Aaron Wildavsky Book Award for Against Excess, 1993
PhD, Public Policy, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government
MA, Public Policy, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government
BA, Economics, Philosophy, Political Science, Haverford College