Investigators concluded that those with a history of cannabis use had “reduced odds of experiencing 90-day medical complications” following surgery.
Forty-five percent of respondents said that the federal government should legalize marijuana nationwide; only 21 percent said the decision should be left up to the states.
Of the nine patients who completed the 12-week trial, six of them reduced their daily consumption of cannabis/tobacco joints by 50 percent.
Just over 30 percent of patients in the sample said that they used cannabis explicitly for purposes of pain management.
The Governor explained, “The exclusion of people from the workforce because of marijuana-related activities that are lawful in Colorado, but illegal in other states, hinders our economy and our state.”