What is Marijuana?

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Generic name: Cannabis

See also: Medical marijuana

Marijuana is the herbal form of cannibis. The major biologically active chemical in cannibis is (delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol), commonly referred to as THC. It has psychoactive and physiological effects when consumed, usually by smoking or ingestion.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 186 120
Anxious mood 117 87
Stiffness/spasticity 110 78
Depressed mood 41 32
Multiple sclerosis 21 9

Show all 147 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
Severe 3
Moderate 23
Mild 86
None 132

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Marijuana

Side effect Patients
Dry mouth 14
Sleepiness 10
Hunger 7
Dry eyes 5
The munchies 5
Tiredness 5

Show all 62 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Marijuana

Dosage Patients
1INH as needed 6
1 INH daily 4
1 g daily 3
1other as needed 3
as needed 3
2 g daily 2
4 INH daily 2
6 INH daily 2
1mg as needed 2
3INH as needed 2

See all 46 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Marijuana

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 26
Did not seem to work 8
Expense 8
Side effects too severe 8
Doctor's advice 4
Personal research 3
Course of treatment ended 1
See all 44 patients who've stopped using Marijuana

Duration

Currently using Marijuana

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 2
6 months - 1 year 1
2 - 5 years 24
5 - 10 years 9
10 years or more 30

Stopped using Marijuana

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 3
1 - 6 months 8
6 months - 1 year 4
1 - 2 years 9
2 - 5 years 7
5 - 10 years 4
10 years or more 9
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 127
Usually 70
Sometimes 35
Never taken as prescribed 12
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 17
Somewhat hard to take 39
A little hard to take 58
Not at all hard to take 130
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 49
$100-199 43
$50-99 32
$25-49 18
< $25 31
Not specified 71

What people switch to and from

Patients started using Marijuana after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Morphine (Morphine ER) 1

Patients stopped using Marijuana and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Aripiprazole (Abilify) 1
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31 patient evaluations for Marijuana

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

Feb 9, 2017 (Started Jun 30, 1984)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 2 INH Yearly
Advice & Tips: I don't drink alcohol.

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 5, 2016 (Started Jan 01, 1992)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage:

Dec 13, 2015 (Started Jan 01, 1992)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage:

Dec 30, 2009 (Started Jan 01, 1992)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage:

  • 1 helpful mark
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