Last updated on: 9/17/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

Center for Science in the Public Interest Biography

Position:
None Found to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

No position found as of May 2001

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

“Since 1971, the Center for Science in the Public Interest [CSPI] has been a strong advocate for nutrition and health, food safety, alcohol policy, and sound science…

Founded by executive director Michael Jacobson, Ph.D. and two other scientists, CSPI carved out a niche as the organized voice of the American public on nutrition, food safety, health and other issues during a boom of consumer and environmental protection awareness in the early 1970s.”

“About CSPI,” CSPI website (accessed Sep. 17, 2007)

Mission:

“The Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI) is a consumer advocacy organization whose twin missions are to conduct innovative research and advocacy programs in health and nutrition, and to provide consumers with current, useful information about their health and well-being.”

“Mission Statement,” CSPI website (accessed Sep. 17, 2007)

Other:
Nonprofit 501(c)(3)