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

TeenGrowth.com Biography

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

“If there is any benefit to the medical use of marijuana, which remains to be proven, it rests in THC, the active ingredient, and not in the smoke and other chemical contaminants found in the crude plant. We believe that the risks of marijuana use outweigh any potential benefits.”

“Q&A/Articles,” teengrowth.com, Dec. 26, 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 TeenGrowth.com on Sep. 23, 2009, and as of Oct. 22, 2009, we have not yet received a response.]

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

“TeenGrowth is a unique and interactive Web site specifically tailored toward the health interests and general well-being of the teenage population. TeenGrowth offers a secure environment to search for, request and receive valuable health care information on topics such as alcohol, drugs, emotions, health, family, friends, school, sex and sports.”

“About TeenGrowth,” TeenGrowth website (accessed Oct. 23, 2009)

Mission:

“Our mission is to provide a secure environment where teens can ask questions and find reliable and useful information about subjects such as emotions, peer pressure, drugs, alcohol, puberty, sex, fitness and stress.”

“Our Mission,” TeenGrowth website (accessed Oct. 23, 2009)

Other:
Website