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Table 2 Provider Attitudes and Beliefs Regarding Medical Cannabis in General, N (%)

From: A survey of the attitudes, beliefs and knowledge about medical cannabis among primary care providers

  Strongly agree Somewhat agree Neither agree nor disagree Somewhat disagree Strongly disagree
Medical cannabis is a legitimate medical therapy. 13 (21.0) 23 (37.1) 18 (29.0) 3 (4.8) 5 (8.1)
Medical providers should be offering medical cannabis for managing medical conditions. 10 (16.1) 14 (22.6) 20 (32.3) 12 (19.3) 6 (9.7)
Medical cannabis has significant interactions with medical therapies. 5 (8.1) 19 (30.6) 27 (43.6) 9 (14.5) 2 (3.2)
Medical cannabis can effectively treat symptoms associated with medical conditions. 13 (21.0) 24 (38.7) 20 (32.3) 3 (4.8) 2 (3.2)
The process to certify patients in the medical cannabis program prevents me from enrolling patients. 5 (8.2) 10 (16.4) 15 (24.6) 16 (26.2) 15 (24.6)
I am aware that patients use cannabis illegally to treat symptoms or medical conditions. 41 (66.1) 17 (27.5) 2 (3.2) 0 (0.0) 2 (3.2)
Medical cannabis through the state of Minnesota is safer than cannabis that patients use illegally. 21 (33.9) 17 (27.4) 19 (30.6) 3 (4.8) 2 (3.2)
Medical cannabis through the state of Minnesota is more effective than cannabis that patients use illegally. 6 (9.8) 8 (13.1) 37 (60.7) 9 (14.8) 1 (1.6)