The Medscape Lifestyle Report 2015 found that physicians use cannabis at a significantly lower rate than the general population, but 3 percent of doctors still reported having consumed marijuana in the past year. On average, less than a quarter of physicians have ever smoked weed.
32 percent of doctors from the baby-boomers generation reported cannabis use, the highest of any age group. After them came the under-35 age group, with 25 percent reporting having smoked weed.
The medical specialty with the most stoners was emergency medicine, with 31 percent of those interviewed reporting having consumed cannabis at some point in their life. Plastic surgery and orthopedics tied for second with 29 percent. Nephrologists, or kidney doctors, had the least amount of past cannabis consumers with 15 percent.
The Medscape Lifestyle Report 2015 set out mainly to analyze “burnout” in doctors, which they defined as “loss of enthusiasm for work, feelings of cynicism, and a low sense of personal accomplishment.” Are burned-out doctors more likely to use or have used cannabis? No. Neither alcohol nor marijuana use were associated with burnout. Physicians with the hardest jobs seem to be the most burned out: Critical care and emergency medicine doctors had the highest burnout rates at 53 percent and 52 percent.
Epileptic 5-Year-Old Granted Permission to Bring Cannabis Oil to School
The Clinic Charity Classic Raises Over $200K For National MS Society
Study Finds Cannabis May Be Treatment Option for Schizophrenia
Canada Launches Online Cannabis Training Course for Police Force
Guides7 days ago
5 Ways Your Weed Could Be Contaminated
Culture5 days ago
David Crosby Talks Marijuana, His Upcoming Weed Brand & Joni Mitchell
Legalization6 days ago
Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Votes to Legalize Marijuana
News5 days ago
Pharmaceutical Company Reveals Cost of FDA-Approved Cannabis Based Medicine
Products6 days ago
The 7 Best Glass Smoking Pipes Of 2018
News5 days ago
High Times Announces Launch of High Times TV
Music6 days ago
Here’s The Full Music Lineup for the Alaska Cannabis Cup
Health4 days ago
The Effects of THC On Sex