Majority of Texas patients prefer medical cannabis over prescription drugs

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More people in the U.S. report using medical weed during COVID-19 The majority of medical marijuana patients in Texas reported that they used cannabis to cope with pain management. A new survey conducted in Texas reveals that 61 per cent of respondents who are part of the state’s medical cannabis program turn to the herb as replacement for prescription drugs. The FreshToast.com, a U.S. lifestyle site that contributes lifestyle content and, with their partnership with 600,000 physicians via Skipta, medical marijuana information to The GrowthOp. The participants were recruited through medical cannabis patient networks and about 22 per cent of them were military veterans. Cannabis remains illegal in a federal level, but as more and more states implement medical marijuana programs, the medical community uncovers more information about the drug, its risks and its therapeutic impact.

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A new survey conducted in Texas reveals that 61 per cent of respondents who are part of the state’s medical cannabis program turn to the herb as replacement for prescription drugs.

Almost 2,900 people participated in the survey by Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy along with the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) regarding their medical cannabis use.

“Our recent survey of 2,866 Texas residents who use medical cannabis sought to gain insight into the needs and experiences of this population,” notes...

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