Last updated on: 10/21/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Eagle Forum Biography

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

“There is no legitimate need for marijuana as medicine. Pills containing THC are already available with a physician’s prescription. The legalization of raw marijuana for medicine is merely an indirect means of legalizing pot for recreational use.”

“Facts You Need To Know About … Marijuana,” Eagle Forum website (accessed Oct. 12, 2009)

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

“[T]he most effective national organization of 80,000 men and women who share conservative and pro-family values. We have faith in God and in America, and hope in the future, based on freedom and opportunity for all.”

“Our Mission,” Eagle Forum website (accessed Oct. 12, 2009)

Mission:

“Eagle Forum’s Mission is to enable conservative and pro-family men and women to participate in the process of self-government and public policy making so that America will continue to be a land of individual liberty, respect for family integrity, public and private virtue, and private enterprise.”

“Our Mission,” Eagle Forum website (accessed Oct. 12, 2009)

Other:
Non-profit conservative advocacy group
Quoted in:
  1. Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?
  2. Can the "High" Associated with Marijuana Provide a Benefit to Health?
  3. Is Marijuana a "Gateway" or "Stepping Stone" Drug?
  4. Should Marijuana Be Used to Treat Nausea?
  5. Does Marijuana Use Permanently Damage the Human Brain?
  6. Is Marijuana an Effective Treatment for Reducing Nausea and Vomiting from Chemotherapy?