What is Cannabis?

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Medical cannabis refers to the use of the Cannabis sativa plant as a physician-recommended herbal therapy.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 317 253
Stiffness/Spasticity 202 168
Anxious mood 195 155
Depressed mood 66 51
Fibromyalgia 41 33

Show all 248 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 9
Moderate 46
Mild 175
None 245

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Cannabis

Side effect Patients
Dry mouth 26
Sleepiness 17
Increased appetite 12
The munchies 11
Goofy feeling 8
Hunger 8

Show all 121 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Cannabis

Dosage Patients
1INH as needed 11
1 INH daily 10
1other as needed 7
1 g daily 6
2 INH daily 5
1 other daily 4
2INH as needed 4
1 INH weekly 3
2 g daily 3
3 drop(s) daily 3

See all 110 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Cannabis

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 43
Expense 18
Side effects too severe 15
Did not seem to work 14
Doctor's advice 9
Personal research 4
Course of treatment ended 1
See all 72 patients who've stopped using Cannabis

Duration

Currently using Cannabis

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 2
1 - 6 months 13
6 months - 1 year 15
1 - 2 years 20
2 - 5 years 47
5 - 10 years 39
10 years or more 32

Stopped using Cannabis

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 5
1 - 6 months 12
6 months - 1 year 7
1 - 2 years 13
2 - 5 years 16
5 - 10 years 8
10 years or more 11
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 253
Usually 119
Sometimes 77
Never taken as prescribed 26
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 34
Somewhat hard to take 81
A little hard to take 112
Not at all hard to take 248
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 98
$100-199 86
$50-99 61
$25-49 43
< $25 65
Not specified 122

What people switch to and from

Patients started using Cannabis after stopping:

Treatment Patients
Gabapentin (Neurontin) 1
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54 patient evaluations for Cannabis

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
    None (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for irritable bowel syndrome)
  • 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

Apr 2, 2017 (Started Nov 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for complex post-traumatic stress disorder)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Excessive daytime sleepiness (somnolence))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed

  • 0 helpful marks
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