William Creighton Woodward
William Creighton Woodward M.D., (December 11, 1867 – December 22, 1949) was a medical doctor and a lawyer who was the legislative counsel for the American Medical Association from 1922 to 1939. He was an early proponent of medical marijuana.
He married Ray Elliott Woodward (1866-1960) around 1895, and had three children: Creighton Elliott Woodward (1897-1904), Doris Woodward (1899-1900), and Elinor Woodward (1904-1978).
He opposed the Marihuana Tax Act of 1937. In 1938 as counsel for the American Medical Association he defended the AMA when the Sherman Antitrust Act was used to stop the AMA from preventing physicians from forming group practices.
- Harris S. Isbell who testified to Congress that cannabis was a mild intoxicant and not a narcotic in 1951
- "William Creighton Woodward". American Journal of Public Health. April 1, 1950. doi:10.2105/AJPH.40.4.472-a. Retrieved 2014-01-06.
- "Statement of Dr. William C. Woodward, Legislative Counsel, American Medical Association". Druglibrary.org. Retrieved 2006-03-25.
- Martin Booth. Cannabis: A History.
- Memorial of the First Century of Georgetown College.