Florida Medical Association opposes marijuana amendment

Voters to decide on measure in November

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla - The group that represents Florida's doctors stands against a proposal to allow medical marijuana in the state.

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Florida voters will decide in 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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