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

Nebraska AIDS Project 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.

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Description:

“Nebraska AIDS Project [NAP] was organized in 1984 when medical professionals, Catholic nuns, Health Department officials, concerned citizens, friends, family members and lovers joined together for one cause—fighting AIDS. Organized to provide compassionate support to those dying with AIDS and to provide education to prevent the further spread of HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, Nebraska AIDS Project remains true to that mission: prevention and support. One of the few statewide AIDS service Organizations in the country, Nebraska AIDS Project is the only community based AIDS service organization in the Nebraska and also serves southwestern Iowa and eastern Wyoming.”

“History,” NAP website (accessed Sep. 14, 2007)

Mission:

“Nebraska AIDS Project, serving the entire region, acts to eliminate the spread of HIV and provides comprehensive services to all people affected by HIV and AIDS.”

“NAP Mission Statement,” NAP website (accessed Sep. 14, 2007)

Other:
Nonprofit 501(c)(3)