Last updated on: 9/6/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

Colorado Nurses Association Biography

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

“The Colorado Nurses Association recognize[s] the therapeutic use of cannabis [and] support efforts to end federal policies which prohibit or unnecessarily restrict marijuana’s legal availability for legitimate health care uses… Marijuana must be placed in a less restrictive Schedule and made available to patients who may benefit from its use.”

1995

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

“The Colorado Nurses Association [CNA] is a professional organization of registered nurses in Colorado. It is a constituent of the American Nurses Association.

The primary purpose of this association is to provide direction and a voice for the profession of nursing and nurses as leaders in health care.”

“About Us,” nurses-co.org (accessed Sep. 5, 2007)

Mission:

“As a professional organization of registered nurses in Colorado and a constituent of the American Nurses Association, CNA exists to provide direction to and a voice for the nursing profession in the health care environment and the community.

CNA works to advance the nursing profession by addressing nursing practice, public policy, education, and workplace issues. We believe in this mission and in our role in analyzing societal trends to provide direction for the future; in interpreting and communication nursing to others; in providing an environment for leadership development; and in recognizing excellence in nursing.”

“Philosophy and Mission,” nurses-co.org (accessed Sep. 5, 2007)

Other:
Nonprofit 501(c)(5)