Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 357 280
Anxious mood 220 176
Stiffness/spasticity 220 185
Depressed mood 69 54
Fibromyalgia 45 36

Show all 253 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 10
Moderate 48
Mild 194
None 268

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Cannabis

Side effect Patients
Dry mouth 27
Sleepiness 19
Increased appetite 14
The munchies 11
Hunger 10
Dry eyes 7

Show all 104 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Cannabis

Dosage Patients
1 INH daily 13
1INH as needed 9
1other as needed 7
3INH as needed 7
1 INH weekly 4
1 g daily 4
2INH as needed 4
1 other daily 3
2 INH daily 3
4 drop(s) daily 3

See all 102 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Cannabis

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 44
Expense 22
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 79 patients who've stopped using Cannabis

Duration

Currently using Cannabis

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 4
6 months - 1 year 10
1 - 2 years 29
2 - 5 years 49
5 - 10 years 25
10 years or more 45

Stopped using Cannabis

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 7
1 - 6 months 15
6 months - 1 year 6
1 - 2 years 14
2 - 5 years 17
5 - 10 years 9
10 years or more 13
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 280
Usually 133
Sometimes 80
Never taken as prescribed 27
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 34
Somewhat hard to take 88
A little hard to take 122
Not at all hard to take 276
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 108
$100-199 97
$50-99 67
$25-49 44
< $25 71
Not specified 133

What people switch to and from

Patients started using Cannabis after stopping:

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

Patients stopped using Cannabis and switched to:

Treatment Patients
Aripiprazole (Abilify) 1
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54 patient evaluations for Cannabis

Mar 9, 2018 (Started Jul 01, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for difficulty staying asleep)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for walking problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for anxious mood)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for anger)
  • 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
    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
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