I'm an MD and I want to tell you - the Florida Medical Association is absolutely wrong to oppose Amendment 2.
There are numerous flaws in their logic - but one that particularly sticks out is their assertion that it would "allow healthcare providers with absolutely no training in the ordering of controlled substances to order medical marijuana."
Seriously? Florida allows physicians such as myself with a DEA Registration to order deadly, harmful, and addictive controlled substances for their patients, but it doubts our training to recommend something as relatively benign as marijuana to those who qualify? In fact, under Amendment 2, it may be far more difficult and complicated to recommend medical marijuana than Oxycontin or other highly addictive & deadly narcotics.
Please help me protest the Florida Medical Association's hypocritical stance on medical marijuana by donating to United for Care today.
The same organization that defended the doctor's right to prescribe large scale pharmaceutical narcotics (that have killed and addicted thousands of Floridians) now wants to block a doctor's right to recommend medical marijuana, which has never killed even one person, and instead provides relief to those suffering from the effects of caustic treatments for cancer, AIDS, & HepC, while helping to treat epilepsy, severe neuropathic pain, PTSD, Crohn's Disease and other serious ailments and conditions.
We took an oath to help our patients. I know, and know of, many doctors who believe that willfully denying medicine we know works would be a violation of that oath. Nearly half of the other states have allowed this. It's time NOW for Florida to do the same.
The FMA simply got it wrong and are protecting the status quo. Join me, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Dr. Oz, and many others in support of medical marijuana:
Thank you for your support of their important work.
Anne Lynn Morgan, MD.
Family Practice Physician in support of United for Care
United for Care
Thank you for taking a position on the right side of this issue. I am sure their are many, many more doctors in this state that agree with you. As for all those who don’t, I wonder if a fever comes along with that “Reefer Maddness?”
If even for one particular patient of mine who depends on a Hoyer life to get out of bed. He said it would make his day a little easier to handle. But more for the thousands who would benefit.
This is the first time that I am declaring (having learned this fact yesterday on a phone-call with a NORML representative) that there is no provision in the Amendment which allows for legal growing of a personal supply of marijuana. In a state that has suffered more than any other place in the world from the unhypocratic act of prescribing the ‘medicine.’
I will NOT support this amendment without a provision for growers. I urge you and all others involved to take this stance with me and get the laws established in a way that does not further pollute corrupted medical institutions and individuals with funding for their shady practices. I feel this way despite the fact that it could delay legislation further, despite the fact that marijuana DOES NOT BELONG IN SCHEDULE 2 because it has TOO MANY medical benefits.. despite all this.. We have to fight efforts at monetary control if we want to take back our democracy, wherever it exists.