Pro to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
"It [the 1999 IOM report] shows that marijuana is not a gateway drug that leads to other drugs, that medical use won’t increase illegal use and that the risks of marijuana are well within the bounds of tolerable risks."
Experts 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:
Executive Director, Drug Policy Alliance (formerly The Lindesmith Center)
Co-Editor, Psychoactive Drugs & Harm Reduction: From Faith to Science
Founder, The Lindesmith Center, a drug policy and research institute, 1994
Professor, Politics and Public Affairs, Princeton University, 1987-1994
Chair, Princeton Working Group on the Future of Drug Use, 1987-1994
PhD, Political Science, Harvard University
JD, Harvard University
MA, International Relations, London School of Economics