Last updated on: 3/9/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Hospice Net Biography

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

“The pain-relieving effects of marijuana are not consistent. Marijuana has been reported to reduce anxiety or control nausea so that the person in pain feels better. However, some cancer patients have reported that smoking marijuana increased their pain. At this time, marijuana is not legally available.”

“How To Relieve Pain Without Medicine,” hospicenet.org (accessed Mar. 6, 2009):

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

“Hospice Net provides information and support to patients and families facing life-threatening illnesses. Hospice Net is an independent, nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization. We do not accept advertising and are funded entirely by unsolicited private donations.”

“Contact Us,” hospicenet.org (accessed Mar. 6, 2009)

Mission:

Hospice Net “can help you decide if and when hospice care may be appropriate.

“Services,” hospicenet.org (accessed Mar. 6, 2009)

Other:
501(c)(3) nonprofit public charity