Florida Medical Association opposes pot amendment

Published On: Aug 05 2014 08:50:48 AM EDT
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -

The group that represents Florida's doctors is coming out against a proposal to allow medical marijuana in the state.
    
Florida voters will vote this November on a measure authorizing medical marijuana.

The Florida Medical Association on Monday announced it was opposed to Amendment 2.
    
The group that represents physicians said in a statement that there are "unintended consequences" linked to the proposal that create a health risk. The FMA contended that the amendment would allow health care providers with no training to order medical marijuana.
    
United for Care, a group supporting the proposed amendment, said the FMA's position does not reflect growing support for the measure among doctors and nurses.
    
The organization also questioned the FMA criticism about training. The group said rules could be passed later to require training.

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