Last updated on: 8/22/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

Kaiser Permanente Biography

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

“Medical guidelines regarding the prudent use of marijuana should be established… Unfortunately, clinical research on potential therapeutic uses for marijuana has been difficult to accomplish in the United States, despite reasonable evidence for the efficacy of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and marijuana as anti-emetic and anti-glaucoma agents and the suggestive evidence for their efficacy in the treatment of other medical conditions, including AIDS.”

Apr. 1997

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

“An integrated health delivery system, Kaiser Permanente organizes and provides or coordinates members care, including preventive care such as well-baby and prenatal care, immunizations, and screening diagnostics; hospital and medical services; and pharmacy services.

As a not-for-profit organization, we are driven by the needs of our members and our social obligation to provide benefit for the communities in which we operate, rather than the needs of shareholders. Social benefit activities include assistance to the uninsured and special populations; training new health professionals; introducing new delivery and financing methods into the health care arena at large; and through our clinical research efforts, developing and sharing better ways to care for patients.”

Mission:

None found

Other:
501(c)3 non-profit