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Table 5 Statement responses by training level (level 2)

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

  n (%) Agreed
Not level 2 Level 2 p value
Cannabis should be decriminalised 143 (31.5) 13 (54.1) 0.021
Cannabis should be legalised for medical use 313 (74.1) 18 (81.8) 0.422
The decriminalisation of cannabis use would lead to its increased use 360 (82.7) 13 (68.4) 0.110
Cannabis use has a significant adverse effect on patients’ mental health 446 (92.7) 21 (87.5) 0.344
Cannabis use has a significant adverse effect on patients’ physical health 323 (81.7) 16 (76.1) 0.521
Cannabis use among young people increases the risk of schizophrenia 416 (90.6) 21 (95.4) 0.443
Cannabis has a role to play in pain management 341 (85.6) 18 (90.0) 0.588
Cannabis can have a role in the treatment of multiple sclerosis 337 (90.3) 15 (93.7) 0.650
Cannabis can have a role in palliative care 369 (88.2) 18 (85.7) 0.723
  1. Total agreed (strongly agree and agree). Values are n (%); Chi-square analysis for categorical variables for comparisons of distributions between level 2 training