Last updated on: 9/21/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

Maine AIDS Alliance Biography

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

Signed the Mar. 6, 2002 Coalition For Compassionate Access letter to President George Bush asking him to “allow people with AIDS, cancer, and other serious illnesses to use medical marijuana if they have the approval of their physician,” which was placed in a full-page ad in the New York Times on Mar. 6, 2002.

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

“The Maine AIDS Alliance [MAA] was founded in 1988 as an alliance of community-based AIDS organizations to provide a forum for the exchange of support, resources and technical skills for members. MAA drafted legislation, planned summits, and helped create the AIDS service community that is active today. The first membership group consisted of fourteen AIDS service organizations and task forces from around the state. Today, many of the same organizations, some under different names, comprise MAA’s ten member organizations.”

“Our History,” MAA website (accessed Sep. 13, 2007)

Mission:

“The mission of the Maine AIDS Alliance is to advocate for, support, educate, and inform its members and people affected by and/or at risk of HIV/AIDS.”

“Our Mission,” MAA website (accessed Sep. 13, 2007)

Other:
Community-based organization