NEW YORK, April 1, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Interesting new survey data collected by cannabis media company WayofLeaf suggests that demand for medicinal cannabis has increased through adult use laws despite improved access to recreational cannabis.

The results of the study show that 70% of potential MMJ card applicants needed cannabis more “in the past 12 months” compared to previous years. This suggests an obvious correlation between the impact of the coronavirus pandemic and the continued need for access to medical cannabis.

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According to the survey, nearly 1: 3 MMJ card applicants (or potential applicants) say they are interested in using medical marijuana to reduce anxiety and stress. Another 71% of respondents said they would prefer to use medical cannabis under medical guidance rather than alone.

“The survey data is interesting to say the least,” says WayofLeaf Content Director Dylan Baker. “It is clear that the pandemic has increased levels of stress and anxiety, and far more people than expected are looking to medicinal cannabis as a potential means of relief.”

The survey carried out and the corresponding data were collected internally by WayofLeaf. Other highlights of the survey include the fact that 85% of respondents were “confident or very confident” that medicinal cannabis could help with their specific condition. However, less than half said they were satisfied with the current procedures for applying for MMJ cards.

“For us there were three key takeaways from the survey,” says Baker. “People are stressed and afraid of the pandemic. They want to use doctor-managed cannabis to deal with it, but they are not happy with the current procedures for applying for MMJ cards in their state.”

In addition to highlighting the survey results, the WayofLeaf team also pointed out recommended ways that MMJ card applicants can connect to doctors online instead of going through costly and time-consuming in-person application processes.

For more information and detailed survey results, see the full article at WayofLeaf.com.

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