The study received responses from 1,446 doctors throughout 72 different countries and in 56 different states and provinces in North America.
The surveyed doctors were given a hypothetical case about a 68 year old woman with breast cancer that had metastasized (spread) to her chest cavity, lungs and spine. The doctors were asked if they would recommend marijuana tot he patient to help her with her medical symptoms.
More than seventy-five percent of the North American physicians approved the use of medical marijuana in the scenario. About seventy-eight percent of doctors outside North America supported medical marijuana use as well.