Last updated on: 5/8/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

National Programme on Substance Abuse Deaths (UK) Biography

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

“Our Programme is only interested in looking at mortality caused by all drugs and only factors that might have a direct bearing on this phenomenon. Thus the medicinal use of cannabis is outside our remit.”

May 2005

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

“The National Programme on Substance Abuse Deaths collects information from the UK coroners on all drug-related deaths,” and is part of The International Centre for Drug Policy (ICDP) at St George’s Hospital Medical School.”

Mission:

None found

Other:
UK national program