Last updated on: 7/8/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Common Sense for Drug Policy Biography

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

“We strongly support the right of patients to have safe access to medical marijuana.”

Feb. 13, 2003

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

“CSDP disseminates factual information and comments on existing laws, policies and practices. CSDP provides advice and assistance to individuals and organizations and facilitates coalition building. CSDP supports syringe exchanges, the expansion of Methadone and Buprenorphine availability and other public health measures to reduce harm to users and restrict the spread of HIV / AIDS and Hepatitis C. CSDP advocates the regulation and control of marijuana in a manner similar to alcohol and subject to local option. CSDP favors decriminalizing the use of hard drugs and providing them only through prescription. CSDP also advocates clear federal guidelines for the practice of pain management so that physicians need not fear unwarranted law enforcement scrutiny of medical practices.”

“About Common Sense for Drug Policy,” CSDP website (accessed Sep. 6, 2007)

Mission:

“Common Sense for Drug Policy [CSDP] is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to reforming drug policy and expanding harm reduction.”

“About Common Sense for Drug Policy,” CSDP website (accessed Sep. 6, 2007)

Other:
Nonprofit 501(c)(3)