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Family Physicians Group Resolves In Favor Of Reclassifying, Decriminalizing Cannabis

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Family Physicians Group Resolves In Favor Of Reclassifying, Decriminalizing Cannabis

Denver, CO: Delegates of the American Academy of Family Physicians resolved to support the decriminalization of minor marijuana offenses and reaffirmed their stance that cannabis ought to be reclassified federally at its 2015 Conference of Delegates.

Delegates voted in support of a resolution calling for the "decriminalization of the possession of marijuana for personal use," but stopped short of endorsing the plant's legalization and regulation.

Delegates also reaffirmed support for reclassifying cannabis from a schedule I substance under federal law in order to "facilitate further research on the potential medical uses of pharmaceutical cannabinoids."

The American Association of Family Physicians represents over 110,000 family physicians, residents, and students.

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