The Academy of Medicine of Cleveland & Northern Ohio Opposes Issue 3

The Academy of Medicine of Cleveland & Northern Ohio (AMCNO) Board of Directors has convened and agreed to formally oppose Issue 3, the ballot initiative to legalize marijuana use in the state of Ohio.

Although the AMCNO supports providing avenues in which to educate healthcare professionals and the general public on the issue, its members have taken a stand against legalizing a substance for medicinal purposes before more scientific research has been conducted. While there have been some studies which show the potential benefits of marijuana for some medical conditions, the AMCNO believes that further scientific evidence is necessary in order to support the use of this drug as a suitable alternative for the treatment of certain illnesses.  The AMCNO believes that marijuana should be subject to the same research and study as any other type of medicine and we do not oppose additional clinical research. 

The AMCNO believes that this proposal is not in the best interest of the citizens of Ohio and we join Ohioans Against Marijuana Monopolies to vote NO on Issue 3 in November. 

The Pollen Line is now closed. See you in the spring!

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