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Florida Doctor Group Comes Out Strongly Against MMJ

A powerful physician lobbyist group in Florida has announced strong opposition to Amendment 2, the proposal to legalize medical marijuana in the Sunshine State.

In a prepared statement, Florida Medical Association President Alan Pillersdorf said the amendment will have numerous unintended consequences that are serious enough to cause the group to announce its opposition.

, Florida Doctor Group Comes Out Strongly Against MMJThe statement said that the amendment “does not have the proper regulations in place, approves an unsafe method of drug delivery and puts a substance that has drug-abuse potential” into the public sphere.

Amendment 2 – which will appear on the November ballot – is currently polling very favorably, with support running well above with the 60% approval rate required to pass an amendment under Florida law. But opposition by doctors could help sway some voters against the proposal.

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