Last updated on: 4/2/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

American Bar Association (ABA) Biography

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

“The American Bar Association ‘supports federal legislation to establish a program under which [seriously ill] patients can be treated with marijuana under the supervision of a physician and under such controls adequate to prevent any diversion or other improper use of medicinal marijuana.'”

Robert D. Evans, Director of ABA Governmental Affairs Office, May 4, 1998

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

“…the largest voluntary professional association in the world. With more than 400,000 members, the ABA provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education, information about the law, programs to assist lawyers and judges in their work, and initiatives to improve the legal system for the public.”

ABA website (accessed Jan. 19, 2006)

Mission:

“The Mission of the American Bar Association is to be the national representative of the legal profession, serving the public and the profession by promoting justice, professional excellence and respect for the law.”

ABA website (accessed Jan. 19, 2006)

Other:
Nonprofit