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Poles in favour of medical marijuana

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Poles in favour of medical marijuana

A survey has indicated that Poles are strongly in favour of permitting the use of marijuana for medical treatment, with some 68 percent backing the policy.

According to the PBS survey, 42 percent of respondents said the drug should be provided if doctors recommend such treatment, while 26 percent said it should be available unconditionally.

Only 18 percent supported the continuation of the current restrictions, while 14 percent said that they did not know either way.

At present there is only one exception to the law in Poland, in cases where patients are suffering from multiple sclerosis. However, the cost of the monthly prescription is about PLN 4,000.

Ongoing research has shown that medical marijuana can be used to alleviate a variety of problems, including chronic pain and muscle spasms, while also helping to reduce nausea and vomiting during chemotherapy and delaying the progression of Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.

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