Should sick children be allowed medical marijuana? That was one of the questions asked in a national poll conducted by C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. The researchers behind the survey say that theirs is the first national poll to measure Americans’ opinions on the topic.
What they found is interesting. Sixty-three percent of the poll’s respondents say that they support the use of medical marijuana in adults but only 36% of survey participants think kids should be allowed to use it.
Still fewer–only around 20%–believe that children should be allowed to witness adults using medical marijuana. (This attitude was most common among parents who still had kids living at home.) “As is typical with anything involving health, the public’s standards are much higher when it comes to protecting children’s health,” said Dr. Matthew Davis in the hospital’s press release.
Will our attitudes relax as more states allow the use of medical marijuana? In this survey only 10% of participants say they actually have a medical marijuana card or know someone who does. And only 7% report using pot in front of their kids.
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