Last updated on: 9/21/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

National Women's Health Network Biography

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

Signed the Mar. 6, 2002 Coalition For Compassionate Access letter to President George Bush asking him to “allow people with AIDS, cancer, and other serious illnesses to use medical marijuana if they have the approval of their physician,” which was placed in a full-page ad in the New York Times on Mar. 6, 2002

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

“The National Women’s Health Network [NWHN] was founded in 1975 to give women a greater voice within the healthcare system. NWHN is a membership-based organization supported by 8,000 individuals and organizations nationwide. We do not accept financial support from pharmaceutical companies, tobacco companies or medical device manufacturers.”

“About NWHN,” NWHN website (accessed Sep. 21, 2007)

Mission:

“The National Women’s Health Network improves the health of all women by developing and promoting a critical analysis of health issues in order to affect policy and support consumer decision-making. The Network aspires to a health care system that is guided by social justice and reflects the needs of diverse women.”

“About NWHN,” NWHN website (accessed Sep. 21, 2007)

Other:
Nonprofit 501(c)(3)