Last updated on: 8/22/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

Australasian Centre for Policing Research Biography

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

“All psychotropic drugs, including cannabis, have desired and undesired effects. Cannabis, like any other drug has a distinctive profile of health harms.”

2001

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

“The Centre undertakes a wide range of research and has increasingly become involved in policy development and assisting with the implementation of key initiatives. It liaises closely with other national common police services: the National Institute of Forensic Science, the National Crime Statistics Unit, the Australian Institute of Police Management and CrimTrac. It also links in with relevant research organisations, both here and overseas, and fosters international networks.”

Mission:

“To coordinate, stimulate, sponsor and, where necessary, undertake research on behalf of policing agencies.”

Other:
Government organization
Quoted in:
  1. Can Marijuana Help People with Asthma or Other Breathing Disorders?