The Florida Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics Voices Opposition to Amendment 2, Joins Medical, Religious, Judicial, and Law Enforcement Leaders and Communities

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The Florida Chapter of American Academy of Pediatrics Voices Opposition to Amendment 2,
Joins Medical, Religious, Judicial, and Law Enforcement Leaders and Communities

TALLAHASSEE, FLA. (October 25, 2016) – The Florida Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (FCAAP), Inc., today announced their strong opposition to Amendment 2, joining local, state and national entities who agree that this amendment is nothing more than legalized pot.

Madeline Joseph, MD, FAAP and President of the Florida Chapter AAP agreed with the Florida Medical Association’s statement that “There is nothing medical about this proposal.” Joseph wrote that “FCAAP is also extremely concerned about the presence of THC-infused edibles in the state of Florida as they have proven to be a major health risk for children in other states.”

FCAAP joins others who have publicly stated their opposition and concerns AGAINST Amendment 2, including:

Florida Baptist Convention (FBC)

Florida Conference of Catholic Bishops (FCCB)

Florida Chamber of Commerce and Florida Farm Bureau (FCC, FFB)

Florida Medical Association (FMA)

Florida Sheriff’s Association (FSA)

Florida Police Chiefs Association (FPCA)

Florida Family Action (FFA)

American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)

American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)

American Epilepsy Society (AES)

American Medical Association (AMA)

Five former Supreme Court Justices penned this opinion editorial

Parker Lee McDonald, Chief Justice 1986-1988; Justice 1979-1994

Stephen H. Grimes, Chief Justice 1994-1996; Justice 1987-1997

Major B. Harding, Chief Justice 2000-2002; Justice 1994-2009

Raoul G. Cantero, III, Justice 2002-2008

Kenneth B. Bell, Justice 2002-2008

Editorial Boards:

Orlando Sentinel
The Lakeland Ledger
Naples Daily News
The Longboat Observer
The Pensacola Voice

The VOTE NO on 2 Campaign’s sole purpose is to expose the Amendment 2 scam.  For more information on the VOTE NO on 2 Campaign, please visit http://www.VoteNo2.org.

Paid political advertisement paid for by Drug Free Florida Committee, 115 East Park Avenue, Suite 1, Tallahassee, Florida 32301

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