AMA Rejects Proposal to Endorse ‘Limited Use’ of Medical Marijuana
At its annual meeting this week, the American Medical Association rejected a proposal to "endorse the limited use" of medical marijuana for "seriously ill" patients, the AP/Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. The proposal, made by the AMA's Council on Scientific Affairs, was voted down by an AMA committee Monday, and the association's House of Delegates yesterday approved a "revised policy" that does not endorse the use of medical marijuana. The new policy states that the AMA supports "the free and unfettered exchange of information on treatment alternatives," while the organization's previous policy endorsed "additional research into the effectiveness and safety of medical marijuana use." The new policy was adopted "without debate" (AP/Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 6/20).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.