PORTLAND, OR — Health professionals support the legalization of marijuana for both medical and recreational use, according to survey data compiled by MedScape.
Eighty-two percent of nurses, 82 percent of psychologists, 71 percent of pharmacists, and 67 percent of physicians agreed with the statement, “Medical marijuana should be legalized nationally.”
Majorities in each profession also endorsed legalizing the adult use of marijuana.
A 2014 poll by WebMD/Medscape of 1,544 physicians previously reported that 67 percent of doctors believe that the plant should be a legal option for patients. The results of a 2013 survey conducted by the New England Journal of Medicine reported that 76 percent of physician respondents supported the use of cannabis for medical purposes.