According to a recent WebMD survey, 69% of physicians in the U.S. believe that marijuana has medical benefits while 56% favor its legalization for medical purposes.
“The medical community is clearly saying they support using marijuana as a potential treatment option for any number of medical problems”, says WebMD Chief Medical Editor Michael Smith.
Regardless of past restrictions, a majority of patients and doctors see marijuana as delivering real benefits to treat patients.
According to the survey:
- 69% say it can help with some conditions.
- 67% want it to be a medical option for their patients.
- 56% support making it legal.
- 50% of doctors in states where it is not legal in their states want it to be legal.
The poll surveyed 1,544 physicians.