Marijuana: Doctors poll shows overwhelming support for medical cannabis

By William Breathes

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Physicians around the world overwhelmingly support medical marijuana, according to a poll conducted by the New England Journal of Medicine last month. Focusing on the hypothetical case of a breast cancer patient undergoing chemotherapy and experiencing pain and heavy nausea, the poll asked doctors if they would recommend cannabis to alleviate symptoms.

Nearly 1,500 doctors from 72 countries responded, with the majority coming from Mexico, Canada and the United States. The results: 76 percent said they would recommend cannabis to patients for medical purposes.

 

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