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Table 3 Statement responses by age

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

  n (%) Agreed
<50 years >50 years p value
Cannabis should be decriminalised 85 (29.7) 71 (37.3) 0.082
Cannabis should be legalised for medical use 190 (71.1) 141 (79.6) 0.044
The decriminalisation of cannabis use would lead to its increased use 232 (82.2) 141 (82.4) 0.960
Cannabis use has a significant adverse effect on patients’ mental health 281 (92.4) 185 (92.5) 0.978
Cannabis use has a significant adverse effect on patients’ physical health 210 (81.3) 128 (81.5) 0.973
Cannabis use among young people increases the risk of schizophrenia 269 (91.8) 167 (89.3) 0.354
Cannabis has a role to play in pain management 221 (88.4) 138 (82.1) 0.072
Cannabis can have a role in the treatment of multiple sclerosis 208 (92.4) 144 (87.8) 0.123
Cannabis can have a role in palliative care 235 (90.0) 152 (85.3) 0.139
  1. Total agreed (strongly agree and agree). Values are n (%); chi-square analysis for categorical variables for comparisons of distributions between age