FLORIDA: Florida’s largest physicians group came out strongly against medical marijuana last week, saying the proposed constitutional amendment to allow it would lead to “improper access” to the drug.
Dr. Alan Pillersdorf, a Palm Springs cosmetic surgeon and president of the 20,000-member association, explained the reasoning in a written statement. Essentially, the Florida Medical Association argues that the proposal does not place enough controls on prescribing:
“We believe the unintended consequences of Amendment 2 are serious and numerous enough for us to believe they constitute a public health risk for Floridians,” Pillersdorf wrote. “The lack of clear definitions in the amendment would allow healthcare providers with absolutely no training in the ordering of controlled substances, to order medical marijuana.”