What is Marijuana?

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Generic name: Cannabis

See also: Medical marijuana Medical marijuana tea

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 170 108
Anxious mood 102 73
Stiffness/Spasticity 101 69
Depressed mood 40 28
Multiple Sclerosis 21 9
Nausea 17 20

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  • 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 75
None 119

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Marijuana

Side effect Patients
Dry mouth 12
Sleepiness 9
Dry eyes 5
Goofy feeling 5
Hunger 5
Increased appetite 5

Show all 65 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Marijuana

Dosage Patients
1INH as needed 9
1 g daily 6
4 INH daily 3
1other as needed 3
3 INH weekly 2
1 INH daily 2
2 g daily 2
2INH as needed 2
2 INH yearly 1
2 INH every 8 weeks 1

See all 55 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Marijuana

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 25
Did not seem to work 8
Expense 8
Side effects too severe 7
Doctor's advice 4
Personal research 3
See all 41 patients who’ve stopped using Marijuana

Duration

Currently using Marijuana

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 3
6 months - 1 year 8
1 - 2 years 11
2 - 5 years 19
5 - 10 years 19
10 years or more 20

Stopped using Marijuana

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 7
6 months - 1 year 4
1 - 2 years 9
2 - 5 years 6
5 - 10 years 4
10 years or more 9
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 115
Usually 61
Sometimes 32
Never taken as prescribed 12
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 15
Somewhat hard to take 37
A little hard to take 54
Not at all hard to take 114
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 44
$100-199 38
$50-99 28
$25-49 18
< $25 28
Not specified 64
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31 patient evaluations for Marijuana

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KipWong
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KipWong
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Bulbar: moderate
Arms: moderate
Chest: moderate
Legs: moderate
I am: n
I have:
ALS

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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
duderock
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duderock
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Severe
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: mild
Walking: severe
I am: g
I have:
MS

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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
steven8269
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steven8269
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: mild
Walking: moderate
I am: g
I have:
MS

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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:

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