Last updated on: 9/20/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

Erowid Biography

Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“Just as the public library is neither for nor against the contents of the books in its stacks, Erowid is not necessarily endorsing the contents of the pages archived on the site that do not explicitly have an Erowid byline.”

Email to ProCon.org, Mar. 28, 2005

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

“Erowid is a small non-commercial organization that has operated for more than 9 years in the controversial and politically challenging niche of trying to provide accurate, specific, and responsible information about how psychoactives are used in the United States and around the world. We are committed to protecting the privacy of contributors and reporting on the topic non-judgmentally. Although our primary focus is on the Erowid.org web site, we also provide research and data for other harm reduction, health, and educational organizations.”

“What is Erowid?” Erowid website (accessed Sep. 20, 2007)

Mission:

“Erowid is a member-supported organization providing access to reliable, non-judgmental information about psychoactive plants and chemicals and related issues. We work with academic, medical, and experiential experts to develop and publish new resources, as well as to improve and increase access to already existing resources. We also strive to ensure that these resources are maintained and preserved as a historical record for the future.”

“Our Mission,” Erowid website (accessed Sep. 20, 2007)

Other:
Nonprofit