Public Perceptions on the Health Effects of Cannabis


  1. Salomeh Keyhani, MD
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We have benchmarked opinions of a national sample of 16280 US adults on both the risks and benefits of marijuana use in 2017. Overall the public has a favorable impression on the health effects of marijuana and holds beliefs on marijuana that are not currently supported by the evidence. We are continuing this work by examining how the traditional media and social media covers the evidence associated with the potential benefits and harms of cannabis use. These studies can help inform educational campaigns that will accurately communicate the health effects associated with cannabis use to the public.