Last updated on: 4/8/2014 | Author: ProCon.org

Glaucoma Research Foundation Biography

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

“The number of significant side effects generated by long-term oral use of marijuana or long-term inhalation of marijuana smoke make marijuana a poor choice in the treatment of glaucoma, a chronic disease requiring proven and effective treatment…

To date, no studies have shown that marijuana— or any of its approximately 400 chemical components—can safely and effectively lower intraocular pressure better than the variety of drugs currently on the market.”

“Medical Marijuana,” Glaucoma Research Foundation website, Apr. 24, 2012 (confirmed as current position on Apr. 7, 2014)

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
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Description:

“Since 1978, the Glaucoma Research Foundation has funded innovative research and provided educational materials about glaucoma. Our donors have contributed over $45 million dollars to this cause. While we do not conduct research ourselves, we work closely with the research community to make progress towards a cure for glaucoma.”

“About Us,” Glaucoma Research Foundation website (accessed Oct. 13, 2009)

Mission:

“To prevent vision loss from glaucoma by investing in innovative research, education, and support with the ultimate goal of finding a cure.”

“Our Mission,” Glaucoma Research Foundation website (accessed Apr. 8, 2014)

Other:
501(c)(3) nonprofit
Quoted in:
  1. Is Marijuana an Effective Treatment for Glaucoma?