New Study Highlights Discrepancies in Medical Cannabis Use Between Men and Women

When it comes to medicinal cannabis use, women aren’t getting the same level of physician support compared to males, a new study has found.

DePaul University and John Hopkins University conducted an online survey last month of medical cannabis users in Illinois.

Bivariate analyses indicate that men report higher levels of support for MC use from both specialist and primary care physicians. Women were significantly more likely to increase use of cannabis after acquiring an MC card, and to discontinue prescription medications through MC use. Multivariable analyses indicate that being a woman, using MC to treat multiple symptoms, and reporting higher levels of support for MC use from a primary care provider significantly increased the likelihood of discontinuing prescription medication through MC use.

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