Last updated on: 5/20/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Whitman-Walker Clinic Biography

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

“Whitman-Walker Clinic supports the valid use of marijuana, under a physician’s supervision, to help alleviate AIDS wasting syndrome and nausea associated with treatment regimens.”

Whitman-Walker News, Apr. 1998

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

“Whitman-Walker Clinic was established in 1973 to provide health care services to the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community.

Today, the Clinic provides health care and social support services to thousands of people living with HIV/AIDS in the Washington, D.C., area. Additionally, it continues the heritage of providing sensitive and compassionate health and wellness services to the GLBT community.”

“Overview,” Whitman-Walker Clinic website (accessed Sep. 21, 2007)

Mission:

“Established by and for the gay and lesbian community, our Clinic is comprised of diverse volunteers and staff who provide or facilitate the delivery of high quality, comprehensive, accessible health care and community services. Whitman-Walker Clinic is especially committed to ending the suffering of all those infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.”

“Our Mission,” Whitman-Walker Clinic website (accessed Sep. 21, 2007)

Other:
Nonprofit