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American Academy of Family Physicians Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“The American Academy of Family Physicians opposes the use of marijuana except under medical supervision and control for specific medical indications.”

American Academy of Family Physicians Reference Manual-Selected Policies on Health Issues, 2001

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Description:

“The American Academy of Family Physicians [AAFP] is one of the largest national medical organizations, representing more than 94,000 family physicians, family medicine residents, and medical students nationwide. Founded in 1947, its mission has been to preserve and promote the science and art of family medicine and to ensure high-quality, cost-effective health care for patients of all ages.”

AAFP website (accessed Jan. 19, 2006)

Mission:

“The mission of the AAFP is to improve the health of patients, families, and communities by serving the needs of members with professionalism and creativity.”

AAFP Strategic Plan, 2004-2005

Other:
Nonprofit 501(c)(3)