I have a B.A. in Biology from Reed College. I studied medicine at the University of Oregon medical school before going into neurology and psychiatry research. I wrote software for the DEC PDP-12 computer to analyze neurophysiological data from schizophrenic patients. Software development projects include data collection and analysis for the Woodcock-Johnson cognitive abilities tests and the Gardenware plant labeling system. I have been educating people about the medical use of cannabis for many years. I am a founding member of the American Alliance for Medical Cannabis and am their current national director.