Most Doctors Support Legalization Of Marijuana Nationwide

Although the consensus isn’t the 100 percent sweep hoped for, more than half of U.S. physicians feel that medical marijuana should be legalized nationwide. Two-thirds of them say patients should have the option to use it as a treatment for pain and other ailments in which cannabis offers relief, according to a recent survey.

The survey was conducted by Medscape where more than 1,500 doctors were surveyed between Feb. 25 and March 3, and covered more than 12 different physician specialty areas.

For example; oncologists and hematologists were the largest percentage of doctors who acknowledged the benefits of medical marijuana, their vote coming in at 82 percent. They believe that patients can experience real benefits from the drug and think patients should have medical marijuana as a treatment option.

About half of doctors who practice in states where marijuana isn’t legal yet said it...

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