Most Patients Believe Their Doctors Aren’t a “Good Source” of Information on Cannabis


Fewer than one-in-five patients believe that their primary care providers are particularly knowledgeable about cannabis-specific health issues, according to survey data published in The Journal of Primary Care & Community Health.

A team of researchers affiliated with the University of Vermont surveyed over 1,000 primary care patients aged 18 and older. Respondents resided throughout the state of Vermont. The median age of the respondents was 51 years old. Only 18 percent of patients surveyed “rated their provider as a good source of information regarding cannabis.” State lawmakers legalized the physician-authorized use of cannabis to qualified patients in 2004.


This article was originally published on NORML and was reprinted with permission.