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Knowledge of Use of Cannabinoids and Medical Cannabis In Medical Use In Slovenia
Introduction: Cannabinoids and medical cannabis can only be prescribed as additional therapy or as supplement to established medications. Due to an increasing interest for cannabinoids and the endocannabinoid system, science has obtained important information concerning their therapeutic effects. Methodology: This research was conducted using the quantitative approach. The first, theoretical part of our thesis provides a description of cannabis and its parts, as well as an overview of Slovene and international legislation on use of medical cannabis and potential supplementary treatments using cannabinoids and medical cannabis. The empirical research of our thesis provides a detailed analysis of the survey. For creating and publishing our survey we used website 1KA.si. We used snowball method to gather the data. 319 respondents were included in the survey, 141 of them were men and 178 of them were women. The results indicate most of them support treatments with cannabinoids and medical cannabis. Results: The results show that their personal understanding of differences between cannabinoids and medical cannabis is linked with support of their use for medical purpose, while respondents' general knowledge of natural and synthetic cannabinoids is poor. Discussion: We can determine survey participants lack knowledge in use of cannabinoids and medical cannabis, however, they take a great interest in using them for medicinal purposes.