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CBS News: Survey: 76 percent of doctors approve of medical marijuana use

CBS News: Survey: 76 percent of doctors approve of medical marijuana use

A majority of doctors would approve the use of medical marijuana, according to a new survey.

"We were surprised by the outcome of polling and comments, with 76 percent of all votes in favor of the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes -- even though marijuana use is illegal in most countries," the survey's authors wrote.

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Dr. Mercola: Top US Doctor Says Medical Marijuana May Help Some Conditions

Dr. Mercola: Top US Doctor Says Medical Marijuana May Help Some Conditions

In an interview with CBS This Morning, Murthy said, "We have some preliminary data showing that for certain medical conditions and symptoms, marijuana can be helpful."2 His statement echoes a growing sentiment in the medical and scientific communities that the health benefits of marijuana should no longer be ignored.

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