Last updated on: 9/10/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

Mayo Clinic Biography

Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“[R]isks should be taken into account when considering the use of marijuana for medical purposes.”

“Marijuana as Medicine: Consider the Pros and Cons,” Mayo Clinic website (accessed on Aug. 25, 2006)

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

“Mayo Clinic is a not-for-profit medical practice dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of virtually every type of complex illness.”

Mayo Clinic website (accessed on Dec. 6, 2006)

Mission:

“Mayo Clinic will provide the best care to every patient every day through integrated clinical practice, education and research.”

Mayo Clinic website (accessed on Dec. 6, 2006)

Other:
Not-for-profit medical practice
Quoted in:
  1. Is Medical Marijuana an Effective Treatment for Severe / Chronic Pain?
  2. What Chemicals Are in Marijuana and Its Byproducts?
  3. What Is Marijuana?
  4. What Happens Inside the Human Body When Marijuana Is Consumed?