National Association for Public Health Policy Biography
Pro to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
"There is scientific and anecdotal evidence that medicinal marijuana can help individuals with AIDS Wasting Syndrome and other health problems without serious side effects (10). The recent passage of ballot initiatives in California and Arizona have highlighted public concern over the need for adequate care for PWAs. The federal government's unwillingness to allow the legal, medical use of marijuana is a direct affront to the U.S. public's health."
"[T]o improve the health of the people of the United States by helping to develop health policy, formulating and initiating legislation to implement such policy, and supporting measures to strengthen the public health services."