Last updated on: 5/14/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Los Angeles Cannabis Resource Center Biography

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

“The LACRC continues to advocate for development of a safe, and well-regulated system of prescriptive medical access through its legislative arm, Southern Californians for Compassionate Use, for people living with HIV/AIDS, cancer, chronic pain, glaucoma, multiple sclerosis, paralysis, and other intractable illnesses.”

1997

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

[Editor’s note: The Los Angeles Cannabis Resource Center was shut down by the DEA on October 25, 2001. No services are currently offered except for membership verification for local authorities. Discussions with federal officials are currently underway.]

“The LACRC is a cooperative effort by and for those individuals and their families who must ‘obtain and use marijuana for legitimate medical purposes’ as provided in Section 11362.5 of the California Health & Safety Code.

The LACRC is a Not-for-profit, community-based organization, operating in West Hollywood California pursuant to a Resolution of the City Council of West Hollywood (Nov. 4, 1996).”

Mission:

“The LACRC strives to serve all qualified patients without regard to race, gender, disability, or financial limitations The LACRC provides no diagnostic services whatsoever and does NOT make primary care physician referrals.

The LACRC continues to advocate for development of a safe, and well-regulated system of prescriptive medical access through its legislative arm, Southern Californians for Compassionate Use, for people living with HIV/AIDS, cancer, chronic pain, glaucoma, multiple sclerosis, paralysis, and other intractable illnesses. Until then, patients and their families continue to engage in the collective act of personal and civil necessity that is the Los Angeles Cannabis Resource Center.”

Other:
Cooperative, nonprofit