Harvard Professor, Psychiatrist and Author Lester Grinspoon Dies at Age 92

Grinspoon was committed to advancing cannabis policy throughout his life.

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June 26, 2020

Lester Grinspoon, M.D., a Harvard professor, psychiatrist and author, passed away June 25 at the age of 92.

Grinspoon was committed to advancing cannabis policy throughout his life. He wrote 12 books over the course of his career, including Marijuana Reconsidered, an influential work that argued for the end of cannabis prohibition.

A leader of the cannabis legalization movement, Grinspoon was also dedicated to advancing NORML, serving on the on the organization’s Board of Directors and Advisory Board for many years.

Read more about Grinspoon’s life and legacy on NORML’s website.