PRESS RELEASE: For Immediate Release
The Florida Medical Association Votes to Oppose ‘Medical’ Marijuana Amendment 2 Appearing on November Ballot
-FMA Opposed Same Constitutional Measure in 2014-
TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (August 2, 2016) – The Florida Medical Association’s (FMA) House of Delegates adopted a resolution Sunday, July 31, to oppose the ‘Constitutional Amendment to Legalize Marijuana for Medical Conditions’ during their annual board meeting held July 29 – 31, 2016 in Orlando, Florida. The FMA also opposed Amendment 2 appearing on the 2014 general election ballot.
“The Florida Medical Association, representing more than 20,000 physicians in our state, once again passed a resolution in opposition to the so-called ‘medical’ marijuana measure,” said FMA CEO Tim Stapleton. “There is nothing medical about this proposal, and the lack of scientific evidence that pot is helpful in treating medical conditions is far from inclusive.”
“Thank you to the Florida Medical Association for opposing this unregulated, unlimited, and untested pot that will be distributed by non-pharmacists at locations on every street corner,” said VOTE NO on 2 Campaign spokesperson Christina Johnson. “Physicians must be able to regulate the dosage level and quantity of this high potency drug, and not leave these decisions to those with no medical training or standing.”
The VOTE NO on 2 Campaign’s sole purpose is to expose the Amendment 2 scam. For more information on the VOTE NO on 2 Campaign, please visit www.VoteNo2.org.
About the Florida Medical Association
Founded in 1874, the FMA is a professional association dedicated to the service and assistance of Doctors of Medicine and Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine in Florida. The FMA represents more than 20,000 physicians on issues of legislation and regulatory affairs, medical economics and education, public health, and ethical and legal issues. The association advocates for physicians and their patients to promote the public health, ensure the highest standards of medical practice, and to enhance the quality and availability of health care in the Sunshine State. For more information on the FMA, please visit www.flmedical.org, follow @FloridaMedical and like FB.com/FloridaMedical.