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Massachusetts’ Largest Doc. Organization Opposes Medical Pot

Massachusetts’ Largest Doc. Organization Opposes Medical Pot

Posted by Marijuana Doctors on 05/23/2012 in Medical Marijuana Legalization

The State of Massachusetts largest doctor’s organization is taking a stand against a proposed ballot question that would allow the use of medicinal marijuana for approved reasons.

The Massachusetts Medical Society, or also known as MMS, has approved a resolution during its annual meeting this past weekend that opposed the legalization of medicinal marijuana without scientific studies being able to prove its safety and efficacy. MMS’s meeting of its House of Delegates took place on Saturday, May 19 in Boston.

The society’s House of Delegates also backed a second resolution that greatly opposed any legislation that would involve physicians recommending marijuana to patients, except for in clinical trials or scientific study purposes.

The group that represents about 24,000 advocated that the United States Drug Enforcement Administration reclassify marijuana so that its potential medicinal use by humans may be further studied and potentially regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

The controversial question that has been proposed for the November Massachusetts State ballot, would allow patients with severe or debilitating conditions to be granted permission from their physicians to use medicinal marijuana as a medication to ease symptoms from said conditions.

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