Intriguing little survey on Ohioians views on marijuana a year after its medical program began

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The
group

Interact
for
Health

recently

released
this
report

detailed
the
results
of
a
survey
focused
on “Ohio
adults’
knowledge
of
marijuana
use
and
perception
of
its
harm.”
Here
are
excerpts:

The
Ohio
Health
Issues
Poll
(OHIP)
is
conducted
every
year
to
learn
more
about
the
health
opinions,
behaviors
and
status
of
Ohio
adults.
In
2016
Ohio
legalized
medical
marijuana.
It
became
available
in
early
2019….

OHIP
in
2019
asked
Ohio
adults
about
their
knowledge
of
marijuana
use
among
friends
and
family
members,
their
perception
of
harm
and
their
participation
in
the
medical
marijuana
program….

OHIP
asked
“Do
you
have
a
friend
or
family
member
who
regularly
uses
marijuana?”
About
half
of
Ohio
adults
said
yes
(46%).

OHIP
also
asked,
“How
much
do
you
think
people
risk
harming
themselves
by
regularly
using
marijuana?”
About
half
of
Ohio
adults
(47%)
said
they
think
regularly
using
marijuana
is
a
great
deal
or
somewhat
harmful.

Responses
varied
the
person
knows
someone
who
regularly
uses
marijuana.
Three
in
10
Ohio
adults
(30%)
who
have
a
friend
or
family
member
who
regularly
uses
marijuana
perceive
marijuana
as
harmful.
That
compares
with
6
in
10
Ohio
adults
(61%)
who
do
not
know
someone
who
regularly
uses
marijuana.

OHIP
asked
several
questions
to
learn
how
many
Ohioans
had
explored
the
new
medical
marijuana
options.
OHIP
asked,
“Have
you
ever
sought
information
about
whether
you
have
a
medical
condition
that
can
be
treated
with
medical
marijuana
in
the
state
of
Ohio?”
About
8
in
10
Ohio
adults
(83%)
have
not
sought
medical
marijuana
information.
Ohio
adults
who
do
not
perceive
marijuana
as
harmful
are
more
likely
(26%)
than
those
who
perceive
marijuana
as
harmful
(8%)
to
seek
information.

OHIP
then
asked,
“Has
your
doctor
written
you
a
recommendation
for
the
use
of
medical
marijuana?”
Very
few
Ohio
adults
(2%)
reported
this.
Among
those
who
did,
OHIP
asked
“Have
you
completed
your
registration
with
the
Ohio
Medical
Marijuana
Patient
and
Caregiver
Registry?”
Very
few
Ohio
adults
did.

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