Last updated on: 12/3/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

Virginia Nurses Association Biography

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

“The Virginia Nurses Association support all reasonable efforts to end federal policies which prohibit or unnecessarily restrict marijuana’s legal availability for legitimate medical uses; and be it Resolved that the Virginia Nurses Association provide education to the nurses of Virginia on the therapeutic use of marijuana and federal prohibition of its use; and be it Resolved that the Virginia Nurses Association encourage other health care provider organizations to supp ort medical access to marijuana.”

Oct. 7, 1994

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

“VNA [Virginia Nurses Association] is the recognized leader and voice promoting the nursing profession and collaborating with others to meet the healthcare needs of all persons in the Commonwealth.”

VNA website (accessed Sep. 20, 2007)

Mission:

“The mission of the Virginia Nurses Association is to promote advocacy and education for registered nurses to advance professional practice and influence the delivery of quality care.”

VNA website (accessed Sep. 20, 2007)

Other:
Nonprofit 501(c)(5)