Adults see medical marijuana differently when it comes to kids

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April 29, 2015
Medical marijuana

About half of states in the U.S. permit the use of marijuana for medical purposes, and many other states are currently considering medical marijuana laws. While public opinion research has focused on medical marijuana for adults, previous research hasn’t tackled the subject when it comes to children.

In our latest NPCH Report, we asked adults across the country for their views on medical marijuana use by adults and by children. While nearly two-thirds (63%) of respondents said medical marijuana should be allowed for adults, about one-third (36%) said it should be available for kids. Most adults (80%) went even further to say that adults should not be allowed to use medical marijuana when children are present. Read the full report: Support for medical marijuana use lower for kids than for adults.

Figure 1: Opinions about medical marijuana use by adults and children
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Learn more about these results in this short video with NPCH Director and pediatrician Dr. Matt Davis:

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