"In general, people use to treat , back problems, and . Nearly a third of the study's participants (30 percent) said their mainstream health care provider did not know that they used medical , indicating gaps between the two treatment systems.
The researchers administered to 450 adults who identified as current cannabis users at an annual public event advocating for . The event occurred at U-M, in a state where medical cannabis use became legal in 2008.
From the 392 usable responses, the majority (78 percent) reported using marijuana to help treat a medical or condition. Users also had more trust in medical cannabis compared to mainstream health care, in part, because they rated marijuana better than drugs on effectiveness, , availability and cost." Image Credit: