Physicians in Favor of Cannabis

Doctor at desk with marijuana samples
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.

About Douglas Slain

Doug received a JD from Stanford Law School, a MA from the University of Chicago, and a BA from DePauw University (Phi Beta Kappa). After practicing real estate and finance law at then Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro, he founded four national monthly law reporting titles now owned by Thomson-Reuters. He served two consecutive terms as chairman of the American Bar Association’s General Practice section’s Professional Responsibility Committee. Slain was an ABA-appointed rule of law consultant to the Ministry of Economy for the Republic of Latvia as its secured transactions adviser. He taught briefly at Stanford Law School as an adjunct clinical law professor. Slain has been the managing partner of Private Placement Advisors since August 2009. In January 2013 he founded Outliers Network.

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