Lester Grinspoon, Associate Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at Harvard
Medical School, served for 40 years as Senior Psychiatrist at the Massachusetts
Mental Health Center in Boston. A Fellow of both the American Association for
the Advancement of Science and the American Psychiatric Association, he was the
founding editor of both the Annual Review of Psychiatry and the Harvard Mental
Health Letter. He is the author or coauthor of over 160 journal articles or chapters
and 12 books. A major area of interest has been "illicit" drugs. In
1990 he won the Alfred R. Lindesmith Award of the Drug Policy Foundation for "achievement
in the field of drug scholarship." His first book, Marihuana Reconsidered,
originally published in 1971 by Harvard University Press, was recently republished
as a classic. His latest book, Marihuana, the Forbidden Medicine, co-authored
with James B. Bakalar, was published by Yale University Press in 1993 (revised
and expanded edition, 1997) and has now been translated into ten languages.
Dr. Grinpsoon is currently at
work on a book about marijuana's many uses.
joined the CCLE's Board of Advisors in 2000.