Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 365 289
Anxious mood 230 185
Stiffness/spasticity 223 191
Depressed mood 70 54
Fibromyalgia 45 36

Show all 249 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations Percentage
Severe 10
Moderate 52
Mild 196
None 273

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Cannabis

Side effect Patients Percentage
Dry mouth 28
Sleepiness 21
Increased appetite 14
The munchies 12
Hunger 11
Loopy feeling 9

Show all 104 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Cannabis

Dosage Patients Percentage
1 INH daily 7
1INH as needed 7
1other as needed 6
3INH as needed 5
1 INH three times daily 3
3 INH daily 3
10 mg daily 3
2INH as needed 3
1 other daily 2
2 INH daily 2

See all 84 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Cannabis

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Other 43
Expense 23
Side effects too severe 18
Did not seem to work 15
Doctor's advice 9
Personal research 6
Course of treatment ended 1
See all 81 patients who've stopped using Cannabis

Duration

Currently using Cannabis

Duration Patients Percentage
6 months - 1 year 7
1 - 2 years 10
2 - 5 years 48
5 - 10 years 28
10 years or more 33

Stopped using Cannabis

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 8
1 - 6 months 15
6 months - 1 year 6
1 - 2 years 14
2 - 5 years 16
5 - 10 years 9
10 years or more 15
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 287
Usually 134
Sometimes 83
Never taken as prescribed 27
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 35
Somewhat hard to take 89
A little hard to take 123
Not at all hard to take 284
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 114
$100-199 98
$50-99 69
$25-49 43
< $25 72
Not specified 135

What people switch to and from

Patients started using Cannabis after stopping:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Gabapentin (Neurontin) 2
Morphine (Morphine ER) 1
Zolpidem (Ambien) 1

Patients stopped using Cannabis and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Aripiprazole (Abilify) 1
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53 patient evaluations for Cannabis

Mar 9, 2018 (Started Jul 01, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for anger)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for walking problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for difficulty staying asleep)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 750 mg Twice daily
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  • 2 helpful marks

Jun 17, 2017 (Started Nov 27, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Stopped using, too hard to breath in, can't take edibles
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 7, 2017 (Started Nov 27, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Only use it three times a month.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Feb 28, 2017 (Started Nov 27, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Have really dropped off using it, got a little too high a couple times and I know no one healthy has died from a marijuana overdose, but my ALS condition it could be dangerous.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

Nov 23, 2016 (Started Nov 27, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Really calms you down.
Cost: $50-99 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 25, 2017 (Started Apr 15, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for irritable bowel syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I bought the cream to try to treat my Fibro pain but it was not effective. One night I was experiencing IBS pain and couldn't sleep so on a fluke I tried the cream. It gave me fairly quick relief and was able to sleep. So I tried it again. And again. It works without fail. I haven't noticed (or tracked) if it affects my other symptoms (diarrhea and constipation and I'm not sure about treating the bloating) but it sure is effective for the pain.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks
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