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Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Biography

Position:
None Found to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

No position found as of Jan. 2003

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
   Media and Academic Journals
Mainstream print, broadcast, radio, and internet media entities such as the New York Times, CNN, ABC News, National Public Radio, Slate.com, Seattlepi.com, etc., as well as influential academic journals such as the Journal of the American Medical Association, Quarterly Journal of Economics, Foreign Policy, etc.
Description:

JAMA, published continuously since 1883, is an international peer-reviewed general medical journal published 48 times per year. JAMAis the most widely circulated medical journal in the world. JAMA‘s impact factor is 23.2 (the impact factor is a measure of citation rate per article, and is calculated by dividing 1 year’s worth of citations to a journal’s articles published in the previous 2 years by the number of major articles [eg, research papers, reviews] published by that journal in those 2 years).”

“About JAMA,” JAMAwebsite (accessed Aug. 27, 2007)

Mission:

“To promote the science and art of medicine and the betterment of the public health.”

“About JAMA,” JAMAwebsite (accessed Aug. 27, 2007)

Other:
Peer-reviewed journal
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  1. Is Marijuana a "Gateway" or "Stepping Stone" Drug?