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American Association For Health Freedom Biography

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

“Marijuana should be available for appropriate medicinal purposes, when such use is in accordance with state law, and that physicians who recommend and prescribe marijuana for medicinal purposes in states where such use is legal, should not be censured, harassed, prosecuted or otherwise penalized by the federal government.”

Dec. 8, 1997

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“The American Association for Health Freedom is the political voice for health care practitioners who use nutritional and other complementary therapies in patient care.

Our members approach health from a comprehensive perspective, utilizing preventive medical techniques and less–invasive, more natural methods of patient management.

AAHF was founded in 1992 in direct response to the problems faced by practitioners and consumers in the United States.”

“About AAHF,” American Association For Health Freedom website (accessed Sep. 11, 2007)

Mission:

“Our mission is to work diligently to achieve the medical freedom which will allow the practitioner to practice alternative medicine without fear of recrimination for the use of complementary and alternative therapies.”

“About AAHF,” American Association For Health Freedom website (accessed Sep. 11, 2007)

Other:
Nonprofit 501(c)(3)