Last updated on: 9/20/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

National Association for Public Health Policy Biography

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

“There is scientific and anecdotal evidence that medicinal marijuana can help individuals with AIDS Wasting Syndrome and other health problems without serious side effects (10). The recent passage of ballot initiatives in California and Arizona have highlighted public concern over the need for adequate care for PWAs. The federal government’s unwillingness to allow the legal, medical use of marijuana is a direct affront to the U.S. public’s health.”

1997

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

“The National Association for Public Health Policy (NAPHP) was founded in 1979…
The NAPHP platform includes measures which support local, state, and federal efforts to:

  • Implement comprehensive prevention programs;
  • Control exposure to environmental, workplace, and marketplace hazards;
  • Promote healthful standards of employment, income, housing, education, and recreation;
  • Remove barriers to medical care.”
  • “About Us,” NAPHP website (accessed Sep. 18, 2007)

    Mission:

    “[T]o improve the health of the people of the United States by helping to develop health policy, formulating and initiating legislation to implement such policy, and supporting measures to strengthen the public health services.”

    “About Us,” NAPHP website (accessed Sep. 18, 2007)

    Other:
    Nonprofit 501(c)(4)