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Only 30% of Ohio Doctors Say They’ll Recommend Medical Marijuana to Patients

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A survey conducted by the Ohio Medical Board reveals that only 3 out of 10 doctors that responded said they’d recommend medical marijuana for patients who qualify. What is slightly alarming is that 40-percent of Ohio doctors said they are unlikely to recommend medical marijuana.

There is good news though, 65-percent of Ohio doctors would be likely to recommend medical marijuana as more research from peers is conducted, according to Columbus Business First. The Ohio Medical Board says it sent the survey to roughly 46,000 licensed physicians in the state, only 3,000 responded.

Breaking down the survey responses even further, 30-percent of the respondents said that they will not recommend medical marijuana. About three-quarters of the 30-percent that do not want to recommend medical marijuana, said that they are “highly unlikely” to recommend it as a treatment option.

The Ohio Pharmacy Board requires a training course to be completed before doctors can recommend medical marijuana for their patients.