Lab roots reports…
Researchers from the University of Vermont have found that less than 20% of patients think their doctors are a ‘good source’ of information on cannabis-related health issues.
The researchers surveyed 1009 primary care patients in Vermont aged 18 and older, with a median age was 51. All responses were anonymous, and all participants lived in the state of Vermont.
The survey asked about each patient’s use of CBD and THC products, how helpful they were for different medical conditions, overall knowledge of the compounds, perceived knowledge of their provider, and any concerns regarding the legalization of cannabis.
All in all, the researchers found that just 18% of patients thought their provider was a ‘good source of information regarding cannabis’. This may come as surprising to some, especially as the substance has been legal in the state for physician-authorized use since 2004.