Last updated on: 9/20/2007 | Author: ProCon.org

Florida Medical Association Biography

Position:
Pro to the question "Should Marijuana Be a Medical Option?"
Reasoning:

“The FMA [Florida Medical Association] urge the state and federal governments and U.S. Public Health Service to open limited access to medical marijuana by reopening the investigational new drug program to new applicants.”

May 1997

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
  Organizations/VIPs/Others
Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
Description:

“The FMA, founded in 1874, is a professional association dedicated to the service and assistance of Doctors of Medicine and Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine in Florida. The FMA represents more than 16,000 physicians on issues of legislation and regulatory affairs, medical economics, public health, education, and ethical and legal issues.”

“About the FMA,” FMA website (accessed Sep. 20, 2007)

Mission:

“The Florida Medical Association serves as an advocate for physicians and their patients to promote the public health, to ensure high standards in medical education and ethics, and to enhance the quality and availability of health care.”

“About the FMA,” FMA website (accessed Sep. 20, 2007)

Other:
Nonprofit 501(c)(3)