The National Epilepsy Foundation and the Epilepsy Foundation of of Florida (EFF) has officially endorsed Florida’s Amendment 2, which would legalize medical cannabis and is up for a vote next month.
“Important medical decisions, such as treatments and medications, should be made by licensed physicians who know their patients best”, says Karen Basha Egozi, chief executive officer at EFF. “That’s why the Epilepsy Foundation of Florida, along with the national Epilepsy Foundation, supports Amendment 2.”
If passed into law next month, Amendment 2 would allow those with a recommendation from a physician – including those with epilepsy – to possess and use cannabis and cannabis-based products for medical use. The initiative establishes a system of dispensaries to supply patients with a means of safe access to their medicine.
The National Epilepsy Foundation is the largest nonprofit organization in the United States working to “ensure that people with seizures are able to participate in all life experiences; and to prevent, control and cure epilepsy through research, education, advocacy and services.” The foundation was formed in 1967.
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