Appendix P Partial List of Organizations with Favorable Positions on Medical Marijuana

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Partial List of Organizations Favoring Legal/Prescriptive Access to Medical Marijuana

Name of Group

Date

Legal/ Prescriptive Access

Compassionate Access

Research

Other

Comments

Reference

AIDS Action Council

12/14/1996; 11/29/1999

prescriptive access (for HIV/AIDS)

resolution; signatory of 1999 letter to U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services

AIDS Project Rhode Island

3/24/2004

unanimous vote in favor of 2004 medical marijuana bills; testified in favor of them and the 2005 bills, which became law (H.B. 6052 and S.B. 710)

March 2004 letter

Alaska Nurses Association

9/1998

access under a physician's supervision

ANA Resolution: September 1998

American Academy of Family Physicians

1989:1995

prescriptive access "under medical supervision and control for specific medical indications"

1996-1997 AAFP Reference Manual -Selected Policies on Health Issues

American Academy of HIV Medicine (AAHIVM)

11/11/2003

"We support state and federal legislation not only to remove criminal penalties associated with medical marijuana, but further to exclude marijuana/ cannabis from classification as a Schedule I drug."

other: support incorporating a medical marijuana distribution program into state and local delivery systems of care

letter to New York Assemblyman Richard Gottfried, Chair of the Assembly Health Committee, in support of the New York Assembly medical marijuana bill, A.5796

American Anthropological Association

9/2003

"We seek to repeal laws which penalize or prohibit the peaceful, personal, religious, scientific, medical, agricultural, spiritual, artistic, historical, and/ or industrial uses of Cannabis, Marijuana, Hemp. We favor laws which permit such beneficial uses."

resolution from 2003 Annual Meeting

American Bar Association

2/1984; 5/4/1998

resolution; letter to U.S. House Judiciary Committee opposing an anti-medical marijuana resolution

American Medical Student Association

3/1993

AMSA House of Delegates Resolution #12

Partial List of Organizations Favoring Legal/Prescriptive Access to Medical Marijuana

Name of Group

Date

Legal/ Prescriptive Access

Compassionate Access

Research

Other

Comments

Reference

American Nurses Association

6/2003

legal/prescriptive access, compassionate access: "Support the right of patients to have safe access to ... marijuana under appropriate prescriber supervision ... Support the ability of health care providers to discuss and/or recommend the medicinal use of marijuana without the threat of intimidation or penalization." Also supports rescheduling "to exclude marijuana from classification as a Schedule I drug."

ANA House of Delegates resolution

American Preventive Medical Association

12/8/1997; 12/2000

"Medicinal Use of Marijuana" policy statement; signatory of 2000 letter to U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services

American Public Health Association

1995;

12/2000

prescriptive access: "marijuana was wrongfully placed in Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act"; "greater harm is caused by the legal consequences of its prohibition than possible risks of medicinal use"

position #9513: Access to Therapeutic Marijuana/Cannabis; signatory of 2000 letter to U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services

Americans for Democratic Action

1/1997; 12/2000

resolution approved at annual meeting Jan. 19-20,1997; signatory of 2000 letter to U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services

Associated Medical Schools of New York

4/14/2004

"supports Assembly Bill A. 5796"

letter to New York Assemblyman Richard Gottfried, chair of the Assembly Health Committee, in support of the New York Assembly medical marijuana bill, A. 5796

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