Michael R. Aldrich, Ph.D.
About Michael R. Aldrich, Ph.D.
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.