NAACP of Florida Comes Out in Support of Medical Marijuana Bill


The NAACP of Florida announced that it is endorsing the passing of Amendment 2.
“Florida State Conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People proudly announces its support of United for Care and the passage of Amendment 2 this November,” a news release from the group announced. “The NAACP, the nation’s oldest and largest civil rights organization, has worked successfully with allies of all races and plays a significant role in improving the lives of minorities in America.”

The importance of this endorsement can’t be glossed over, given the disparity of health care between African-Americans and Hispanics compared to whites.
According to the Florida Office of Minority Health, “health outcomes for African Americans, Hispanic Americans, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders are apparent when comparing their health indicators to Florida’s general population.”
Overall, minorities experience a higher rate of illness and death from poor health and diseases such as cancers, diabetes, and AIDS.
The Broward-Palm Beach New Times has more.