Michael Aldrich, PhD

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Educator, Historian

Michael Aldrich is a cannabis historian and the Secretary at Patients Out of Time. Aldrich is the author of the first Ph.D. dissertation on cannabis in the U.S., “Marijuana Myths & Folklore,” SUNY-Buffalo, 1970.

Aldrich founded the first college chapter of LEMAR at SUNY-Buffalo in 1967 and was co-founder of Amorphia from 1969-73, which sponsored the first California Marijuana Initiative in 1972. He was curator of the Fitz Hugh Ludlow Library from 1974-2002 and trained AIDS outreach workers from 1989-2001.

He was Executive Director of CHAMP 2001-2002 and co-founder of SPARC dispensary from 2010- present.

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