Doctors with patient. Image: Seattle Municipal Archives via Wikimedia Commons
Marlene Busko ~ Medscape.com ~
 
DENVER — Family physicians voted to support the "decriminalization of the possession of marijuana for personal use" here at the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) 2015 Congress of Delegates, but stopped short of supporting legalization; they want solid evidence on its effect on health first.
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"With decriminalization, you will give a person penalties in terms of a civil offense — referral to treatment and maybe some fines — and control the behavior," Jose David, MD, from Albany, New York, explained to Medscape Medical News.
 
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