Last updated on: 5/19/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Biography

Position:
None Found to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

No position found as of 2002

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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Description:

“NIH is the nation’s medical research agency – making important medical discoveries that improve health and save lives.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the US Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research.”

“About NIH,” NIH website (accessed Aug. 20, 2007)

Mission:

“NIH is the steward of medical and behavioral research for the Nation. Its mission is science in pursuit of fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to extend healthy life and reduce the burdens of illness and disability.”

“Mission,” NIH website (accessed Aug. 20, 2007)

Other:
US government agency
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  1. Is Marijuana an Effective Treatment for the Symptoms of Hepatitis C?