Last updated on: 2/5/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Marijuana Anti-Prohibition Project (MAPP) Biography

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

“We are currently trying to get Riverside County, CA D.A. Glenn Trask to issue guidelines about the quantity of marijuana and the number of plants that medical marijuana patients are allowed to possess in Riverside County as defined in Proposition 215.

Sonoma County and San Francisco County have issued such guidelines and they are currently being developed in at least six other counties including San Diego and Los Angeles.

We are also working to inform the public and to gain their support for SB 187 in the California State Legislature that will eventually lead to statewide guidelines for medical marijuana.

Providing information on medical marijuana in regards to who is eligible, how to obtain a doctor’s recommendation and how to obtain medical marijuana is part of this program.”

2002

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

“The Marijuana Anti-Prohibition Project is committed to working with local citizens, law enforcement, and local elected officials to enact Medical Marijuana law reform. Through the establishment of a Harm Reduction / Medical Science approach to dealing with drugs, we believe that we may be able to better solve many of the problems associated with ‘illegal’ drug use.”

“Fighting for the Right to ‘Miracle’ Marijuana,” MAPP website (accessed Sep. 13, 2007)

Mission:

“The mission of the Marijuana Anti-Prohibition Project is to engage the public and our elected officials in an open, informed discussion on marijuana, its safety, its prohibition and methods to remove it from the criminal justice system. As with the end of alcohol prohibition, the ending of marijuana prohibition would reduce crime, violence and corruption, would provide medical patients with a safe low-cost medicine, would give farmers a significant new crop, and could provide government with a significant new source of revenue.”

Other:
Nonprofit 501(c)(3)