Last updated on: 2/2/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

New York AIDS Coalition Biography

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

“Legalizing medical marijuana is both the compassionate and logical course of action. Its use is beneficial to people with many types of illnesses. In the case of AIDS, numerous studies have proven that it can reduce nausea and vomiting, stimulate appetite and reduce the effects of wasting. Among physicians specializing in AIDS/HIV, there is widespread acknowledgment that marijuana represents a significant treatment component for those who have advanced-stage HIV symptoms, as well as for those with symptoms caused by the multiple-drug therapies used to control HIV.”

Dec. 13, 2002

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

“The New York AIDS Coalition (NYAC) is an alliance of community-based service providers and their supporters working for increased funding and fair policies for people living with HIV/AIDS in New York State.

Formed in 1988, NYAC brings together diverse organizations sharing the conviction that community-based services are key to the fight against HIV/AIDS.”

“About Us,” NYAC website (accessed Aug. 14, 2007)

Mission:

“NYAC’s mission is to secure, strengthen, and enhance New York’s community-based fight against AIDS and to promote the fair and compassionate treatment of New Yorker’s living with HIV disease.”

“About Us,” NYAC website (accessed Aug. 14, 2007)

Other:
Non-profit 501(c)(3)