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Table 2 Statement responses by gender

From: Irish general practitioner attitudes toward decriminalisation and medical use of cannabis: results from a national survey

  Total n (%) Agreed
Female Male p value
Cannabis should be decriminalised 156 (27.6) 43 (15.0) 113 (40.6) <0.0001
Cannabis should be legalised for medical use 331 (58.6) 146 (50.9) 185 (66.5) 0.002
The decriminalisation of cannabis use would lead to its increased use 373 (66.0) 200 (69.7) 173 (62.2) 0.089
Cannabis use has a significant adverse effect on patients’ mental health 467 (82.7) 246 (85.7) 221 (79.5) 0.346
Cannabis use has a significant adverse effect on patients’ physical health 339 (60.0) 175 (61.0) 164 (59.0) 0.111
Cannabis use among young people increases the risk of schizophrenia 437 (77.3) 228 (79.4) 209 (75.2) 0.990
Cannabis has a role to play in pain management 359 (63.5) 166 (57.8) 193 (69.4) 0.511
Cannabis can have a role in the treatment of multiple sclerosis 352 (62.3) 165 (57.5) 187 (67.3) 0.914
Cannabis can have a role in palliative care 387 (68.5) 175 (61.0) 212 (76.3) 0.362
  1. Total agreed (strongly agree and agree). Values are n (%); chi-square analysis for categorical variables for comparisons of distributions between gender