Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 373 298
Anxious mood 235 191
Stiffness/spasticity 222 193
Depressed mood 71 54
Fibromyalgia 46 37

Show all 259 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 56
Mild 201
None 279

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Cannabis

Side effect Patients Percentage
Dry mouth 27
Sleepiness 21
Increased appetite 14
The munchies 13
Hunger 11
Loopy feeling 9

Show all 106 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Cannabis

Dosage Patients Percentage
1INH as needed 6
1 INH daily 3
2 INH daily 3
1other as needed 3
3INH as needed 3
1 INH three times daily 2
5 mg twice daily 2
1mg as needed 2
0.1 g daily 1
1 INH weekly 1

See all 65 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Cannabis

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients Percentage
Other 44
Expense 24
Side effects too severe 20
Did not seem to work 16
Doctor's advice 10
Personal research 6
Course of treatment ended 1
See all 85 patients who've stopped using Cannabis

Duration

Currently using Cannabis

Duration Patients Percentage
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 2
1 - 2 years 6
2 - 5 years 25
5 - 10 years 25
10 years or more 21

Stopped using Cannabis

Duration Patients Percentage
Less than 1 month 9
1 - 6 months 15
6 months - 1 year 7
1 - 2 years 14
2 - 5 years 16
5 - 10 years 10
10 years or more 16
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations Percentage
Always 296
Usually 138
Sometimes 84
Never taken as prescribed 28
Burden
Burden Evaluations Percentage
Very hard to take 35
Somewhat hard to take 90
A little hard to take 128
Not at all hard to take 293
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations Percentage
$200+ 119
$100-199 101
$50-99 69
$25-49 45
< $25 73
Not specified 139

What people switch to and from

Patients started using Cannabis after stopping:

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

Patients stopped using Cannabis and switched to:

Treatment Patients Percentage
Aripiprazole (Abilify) 1
Spironolactone (Aldactone) 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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