Pro to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
"For far too long, the government has enforced unnecessary laws that have restricted the ability of the medical community to determine the medicinal value of marijuana and have prohibited Americans from receiving essential care that would alleviate their chronic pain and suffering. I am proud today to stand with Sens. Gillibrand and Booker to introduce a bill that will fundamentally change our nation's drug policies and have a positive impact on the lives of our Veterans and children."
"Sens. Paul, Booker, & Gillibrand Announce CARERS Act: New Bipartisan Medical Marijuana Bill to Allow Patients - Including Veterans - to Access Necessary Care without Fear of Federal Prosecution," paul.senate.gov, Mar. 10, 2015
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:
United States Senator (R-KY), Jan. 3, 2011-present
Member, US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
Member, US Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP)
Member, US Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs
Member, US Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship
Member, Senate Tea Party Caucus, 2011-present
Recipient, TIME magazine's "100 Most Influential People," 2013
Recipient, Outstanding Service Award, Twilight Wish Foundation, 2002
Former practicing ophthalmologist (Bowling Green, KY)