CannaBit: Gender Gap in Medical Marijuana Program Participation

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Image Credit: Marijuana Investor News

The Marijuana Investor News CannaBit displayed above reveals there is unequal participation between genders throughout different legalized medical marijuana programs. While women account for approximately half of the population in the United States, only 1/4 to 1/3 of certified medical marijuana patients in different states with medical marijuana laws are women. This information is significant because it highlights the need to engage and educate women on the potential therapeutic benefits of medical marijuana. There are various illnesses that, for one reason or another, disproportionately affect women over men, and many of the symptoms of these diseases could be alleviated with the use of medical marijuana. Some of the conditions that are more common among women and could benefit from the use of mmj therapy include, but are not limited to, multiple sclerosis, breast cancer, lupus, depression, and irritable bowel syndrome. With the implementation of medical marijuana programs, women suffering from these conditions have a new option for targeting and alleviating their symptoms, all that's needed is their participation.

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