Last updated on: 9/21/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

Bay Area Physicians For Human Rights Biography

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

Signed the Mar. 6, 2002 Coalition For Compassionate Access letter to President George Bush asking him to “allow people with AIDS, cancer, and other serious illnesses to use medical marijuana if they have the approval of their physician,” which was placed in a full-page ad in the New York Times on Mar. 6, 2002.

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

“Bay Area Physicians for Human Rights (BAPHR) was founded in response to the anti-gay campaigns of 1977 and the need to form support groups for lesbian and gay medical students, residents, and other health care providers. Following BAPHR’s creation, similar groups emerged across the country…

With the advent of the AIDS crisis, BAPHR took a lead in providing educational, preventive, and direct patient services to help combat this growing threat.”

“History,” BAPHR website (accessed Sep. 13, 2007)

Mission:

“BAPHR is dedicated to improving the quality of health care for lesbians and gay men and providing personal and professional support to the local community of health care professionals who work so diligently for the community at large.”

“History,” BAPHR website (accessed Sep. 13, 2007)

Other:
Nonprofit 501(c)(3)