Your latest cannabis business info from Europe

Your latest cannabis business info from Europe


Attitudes towards medical cannabis in Europe: a Statista poll

Attitudes towards medical cannabis in Europe

More and more countries are looking into the therapeutic potential of medical cannabis, which has generated discussion and interest worldwide. A recent poll performed around Europe provides insight into the opinions of people between the ages of 18 and 64 regarding the use of medical cannabis for therapy. Between October 2022 and September 2023, 2,000–6,000 people in various European nations participated in the Statista study, which collected responses. The results offer insightful information on how medical cannabis is seen and received in various areas.

Country-wise breakdown

“Would you seek treatment with medical cannabis?”

With a remarkable 42% of respondents saying they would be prepared to use medical cannabis as an alternative therapy for treatment, Poland stands out as a leader in the adoption of this option. The high proportion indicates a noteworthy degree of willingness among Poles to investigate non-traditional medical paths.

Next countries come with following results: Germany (37%), Austria (37%), and Switzerland (34%). The opinions of respondents in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland are comparable, with about one-third of them favoring medical marijuana. This shows a pattern that is constant across various countries in Central Europe, indicating that a significant proportion of the populace is thinking about using cannabis for medical purposes.

The numbers are lower in the UK (26%), Netherlands (25%), Spain (22%), and France (20%). Even while these figures point to a relatively lower acceptance rate, they nevertheless highlight the fact that a sizeable segment of the public has expressed interest in medical cannabis as a possible form of treatment.

Key takeaways

The survey’s findings indicate that attitudes regarding medical cannabis are not uniformly positive throughout Europe. These variations depend on a number of things. We can include here cultural perspectives, governing laws, and continuous education regarding the medical advantages of cannabis.

The study findings reveal a complex picture of opinions regarding medical cannabis across Europe. And, surprisingly, Poland is standing out for having a higher approval rate. Possibly it is due to a more accepting culture toward complementary therapies. The disparity in acceptance rates highlights the value of continuing education programs. More awareness may be a factor in the higher acceptance rates in the these countries.

All things considered, the encouraging reaction points to a growing interest in investigating medical cannabis as a treatment alternative. This presents a chance for researchers, healthcare professionals, and legislators to further investigate the therapeutic potential of the drug and encourage responsible use. It will be essential to navigate this changing landscape in healthcare by ongoing discourse and well-informed decision-making as society attitudes change.


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