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Table 4 Statement responses by training level (level 1)

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

  n (%) Agreed
Not level 1 Level 1 p value
Cannabis should be decriminalised 114 (34.7) 42 (28.1) 0.156
Cannabis should be legalised for medical use 245 (78.5) 86 (65.1) 0.003
The decriminalisation of cannabis use would lead to its increased use 264 (83.0) 109 (80.1) 0.464
Cannabis use has a significant adverse effect on patients’ mental health 321 (92.2) 146 (92.9) 0.767
Cannabis use has a significant adverse effect on patients’ physical health 229 (80.3) 110 (83.9) 0.377
Cannabis use among young people increases the risk of schizophrenia 301 (89.5) 136 (93.7) 0.142
Cannabis has a role to play in pain management 262 (88.2) 97 (80.1) 0.032
Cannabis can have a role in the treatment of multiple sclerosis 257 (92.4) 95 (85.5) 0.037
Cannabis can have a role in palliative care 282 (90.0) 105 (83.3) 0.047
  1. Total agreed (strongly agree and agree).Values are n (%); chi-square analysis for categorical variables for comparisons of distributions between level 1 training