Most Americans Say Medical Marijuana Is OK
According to a recent poll, most people in the United States (about 67 percent) think prescription opioids pose a greater risk than medical marijuana for pain relief. In fact, if a doctor prescribed medical marijuana for pain, 66 percent of Americans say they would likely use it.
However, when it comes to self-prescribing pot for pain relief, about 62 percent of Americans polled say they would not smoke marijuana, even if they live in a state where it’s legal. The poll was conducted by Yahoo News and Marist. It involved 1,122 adults over the age of 18.
The percentage of people in the United States who think medical marijuana under a doctor’s orders is acceptable has grown in recent years, according to researchers. This may be partially due to concern about the opioid epidemic. Although opioids are considered safe when taken for a short period, they are often misused and can lead to fatal overdose.
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