A recent survey conducted by the Center for Cannabis Medicine indicates that 76 percent of Poles believe that medical cannabis is a reliable, proven, and effective medical treatment. The majority of Poles believe in the medicinal effects of cannabis and would undergo medical cannabis therapy themselves if necessary.
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The survey also found that 61 percent of Poles said they would be willing to receive cannabis therapy if recommended by a doctor
Although medical cannabis has been legal in Poland for several years and is associated by those who took part in the survey with an effective drug, Poles have very little exposure to this therapy. 84% of those surveyed said their doctor had never suggested medical cannabis therapy to them or their family members.
On the positive side, more than 60% of respondents said they would use such therapy if recommended by a doctor, confirmed Grzegorz Ciężadło, board member of the Center for Cannabis Medicine
Both young and old people in Poland are in favor of hemp
Looking more specifically at the CMK survey, 73% of respondents aged 19-29 and 85% of those aged 60+ agree with the statement that medicinal cannabis is an agent with proven medical efficacy. In Poland alone, up to 27% of the population, or about 10 million people, struggle with so-called chronic pain.
Pain management societies around the world recommend the use of cannabis because of its clinically proven effectiveness in the course of chronic pain treatment. Medical cannabis is helpful in dealing with more than a thousand health problems in fields such as rheumatology, oncology, psychiatry, neurology, gynecology, urology and dermatology, among others,” noted Magdalena Nita, MD, medical director of the Center for Cannabis Medicine.
In addition, the CMK’s research indicates that activities concerning broad education about the possibilities of the cannabis plant in Poland are not being conducted at an adequate level. 21% of respondents answered definitely no to this question, and 30% rather not.
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