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Medical Uses of Marijuana: Opinions of U.S. Residents 45+

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This study of the opinions of midlife and older Americans regarding the medical uses of marijuana was undertaken on behalf of AARP The Magazine.

Of the 1,706 United States residents age 45 and older surveyed...

  • 72 percent agree that adults should be allowed to legally use marijuana for medical purposes if a physician recommends it
  • 59 percent believe that marijuana has medical benefits
  • 55 percent say they would obtain marijuana for a suffering loved one
  • 33 percent think that adults should be allowed to grow marijuana for medical purposes
  • 23 percent think that marijuana should be legalized

Statistically significant differences were found in some responses from people in different regions of the country, and some opinions were divided along gender and generational lines.

Telephone interviews were conducted by International Communications Research (ICR) during mid-November 2004. The report was prepared by Jean Koppen of AARP Knowledge Management. (13 pages)

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