Florida Medical Marijuana Initiative Endorsed by National and State Epilepsy Foundations
Florida Politics reports:
The Florida Epilepsy Foundation has endorsed proposed Amendment 2, the medical marijuana initiative on Florida’s Nov. 8 ballot.
“Important medical decisions, such as treatments and medications, should be made by licensed physicians who know their patients best. That’s why the Epilepsy Foundation of Florida, along with the national Epilepsy Foundation, supports Amendment 2,” Karen Basha Egozi, chief executive officer of the organization, said Tuesday in a written statement.
“Florida’s epilepsy patients should have available whatever treatment options their doctors recommend, including medical marijuana,” she said.
The proposal would allow cannabis use by people “with debilitating medical conditions as determined by a licensed Florida physician.”
It provides legal protections for caregivers helping them administer the drug, subject to oversight by the state Department of Health.