Executive Director of Concerned Citizens for Drug Prevention, Inc.
Con to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
"Marijuana is not the safe drug portrayed by the marijuana lobby. It is addictive; it adversely affects the immune system; leads to the use of other drugs such as cocaine; is linked to cases of cancer; causes respiratory diseases, mental disorders, including psychosis, depression, panic attacks, hallucinations, paranoia, decreased cognitive performance, disconnected thought, delusions, and impaired memory."
"Statement to the Subcommittee on Crime of the Committee on the Judiciary in the House of Representatives," Oct. 1, 1997
Key Experts Physicians [Physicians are the "key experts" in the medical marijuana debate because the issue is thought by many to be ultimately based on the medical value and risks of marijuana, and Physicians, with their training and clinical work, should (at least in theory) have the best knowledge of marijuana's medical value and risks.] [Note: Key Experts definition varies by sites that have this designation.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Executive Director, Concerned Citizens for Drug Prevention, Inc.
Medical Advisor, International Drug Strategy Institute
President, Drug Watch International
Former Pathologist, New England Deaconess Hospital
Faculty, Georgetown University School of Medicine and Harvard Medical School
MD, University of Rochester School of Medicine, 1963