A group of Arkansas doctors led by Dr. David Smith, of Little Rock, have called a news conference to announce their opposition on legalizing in the state.
Wednesday, at the in Little Rock, the group is to officially announce it’s opposition to the medical marijuana proposal that is to take place on November 6th.
The new medical marijuana law would allow patients with debilitating medical conditions such as cancer, , AIDS, Epilepsy, and , to be prescribed marijuana by a qualified physician to relieve pain or symptoms caused by their condition.
Arkansas would be the 18th state in the U.S. and the 1st state in the south to approve the medicinal use of cannabis.
These group of doctors argue that marijuana hasn’t been scientifically proven to alleviate suffering of ill patients.
Supporters of the proposed medical marijuana law, on the other hand, have cited patients with chronic pain and cancer that claim only marijuana gives them full relief from their debilitating conditions.
The group of doctors do not accept these claims.