Last updated on: 9/16/2014 | Author: ProCon.org

National Association of School Nurses Biography

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

“NASN recognizes this overwhelming evidence about the significant negative effects of marijuana use among young people. Therefore, NASN supports that the health and wellness of children in the United States is best served by adhering to medical evidence that smoked marijuana for medicinal use is not recommended for this age group… The well-documented, serious cognitive effects; health implications; and safety concerns of recreational marijuana use lead NASN to conclude that the legal availability of marijuana presents more accessibility to the student population and, therefore, puts students at higher risk of use and health consequences.”

“Marijuana and Children,” nasn.org, Jan. 2014

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

“Partnering with national health organizations, NASN continues to develop educational programs. NASN supports school nurse objectives by publishing issue briefs and position statements on subjects affecting student health and school nursing to keep members updated on aspects affecting their school communities. In the legislative arena, NASN employs a Washington DC-based representative to promote school nurse issues and interact with congress on the organization’s behalf.”

“About NASN,” nasn.org (accessed Sep. 16, 2014)

Mission:

“To advance school nurse practice to keep students healthy, safe and ready to learn.”

“About NASN,” nasn.org (accessed Sep. 16, 2014)

Other:
501(c)(3) Professional society and association
Quoted in:
  1. Should Marijuana Ever Be Used to Treat Children and Adolescents?