According to a recent WebMD survey, 69% of physicians in the U.S. believe cannabis has legitimate medical benefits, and 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 certain treatments and conditions.
- 67% say it should be a medical option for patients.
- 56% support making it legal nationwide.
- 50% of doctors in states where it is not legal say it should be legal in their states.
- 52% of doctors in states considering new laws say it should be legal in their states.
The poll surveyed 1,544 physicians, and has a margin of error of +/- 2.5%.