Last updated on: 10/23/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Northwest Center for Health and Safety Biography

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

“While a plant may have specific valuable properties, such as THC, those properties should be extracted and separated from the more harmful properties, such as smoking and psychotropics. There is no control over the dose and an appropriate dose is not known. It should not be smoked and it shouldn’t be made available without going through FDA’s scientific testing protocols.”

Mar. 2002

[Editor’s Note: The “Con” statement above reflects the most current position we could find as of Oct. 23, 2009. We searched for a more recent statement on Oct. 13 and 22, 2009. We sent an email to the Northwest Center for Health and Safety on Sep. 23, 2009, and as of Oct. 23, 2009, we have not yet received a response.]

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Description:

None found

Mission:

“The mission of The Northwest Center for Health & Safety is to promote a safe and healthy drug-free environment for society, and especially future generations of children.”

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