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American Public Health Association Biography

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

“[The American Public Health Association]:

  • Encourages research of the therapeutic properties of various cannabinoids and combinations of cannabinoids.
  • Encourages research on alternative methods of administration to decrease the harmful effects related to smoking; and
  • Urges the Administration and Congress to move expeditiously to make cannabis available as a legal medicine where shown to be safe and effective and to immediately allow access to therapeutic cannabis through the Investigational New Drug Program.”
  • Jan. 1, 1995


    “The American Public Health Association [APHA] is the oldest, largest and most diverse organization of public health professionals in the world and has been working to improve public health since 1872…

    APHA represents a broad array of health professionals and others who care about their own health and the health of their communities.”

    “About Us,” APHA website (accessed Sep. 13, 2007)


    “The Association aims to protect all Americans and their communities from preventable, serious health threats and strives to assure community-based health promotion and disease prevention activities and preventive health services are universally accessible in the United States.”

    “About Us,” APHA website (accessed Sep. 13, 2007)

    Organization of public health professionals