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Prestigious medical journal releases poll, reveals broad support by physicians for medical marijauna

http://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMclde1305159

The New England Journal of Medicine poll results released May 30, 2013 shows that 76% of U.S. doctors in the U.S.,  78% of doctors worldwide, would personally prescribe medical marijuana to a hypothetical female patient with incurable cancer.

“Physicians in favor of medicinal marijuana often focused on our responsibility as caregivers to alleviate suffering. Many pointed out the known dangers of prescription narcotics, supported patient choice, or described personal experience with patients who benefited from the use of marijuana.”