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Pain treatment effectiveness marijuana vs. prescription medicine U.S. 2017

This survey shows the percentage of U.S. adults aged 50 to 80 years who felt prescription pain medication was more effective at treating pain than marijuana as of 2017. As per the survey, 48 percent of older adults believed that prescription pain medication was more effective than marijuana in treating pain.

Percentage of older U.S. adults who felt prescription pain medication was more effective at treating pain than marijuana as of 2017

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Sources

Release date

April 2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

October 2017

Number of respondents

2,007 respondents

Age group

50 to 80 years

Special properties

older adults from GfK’s web-enabled KnowledgePanel

Method of interview

Online survey

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