What is Cannabis?

Category: Others

Most popular types: Marijuana Cannabis Tincture Cannabis oil Show all

false

Medical cannabis refers to the use of the Cannabis sativa plant as a physician-recommended herbal therapy. So far, the medical use of cannabis is legal only in a limited number of territories, including Canada, Belgium, Australia, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Spain, and some U.S. states.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Pain 306 237
Stiffness/Spasticity 193 155
Anxious mood 184 143
Depressed mood 65 50
Fibromyalgia 40 31
Insomnia 35 31

Show all 275 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 45
Mild 162
None 229

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Cannabis

Side effect Patients
Dry mouth 25
Sleepiness 16
Increased appetite 14
The munchies 10
Goofy feeling 8
Dry eyes 7

Show all 117 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Cannabis

Dosage Patients
1INH as needed 12
1 g daily 10
1 INH daily 10
1other as needed 7
2 INH daily 5
1 other daily 4
2INH as needed 4
2 g daily 3
3 drop(s) daily 3
4 INH daily 3

See all 100 dosages

Why patients stopped taking Cannabis

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 42
Expense 16
Side effects too severe 14
Did not seem to work 12
Doctor's advice 9
Personal research 4
See all 69 patients who’ve stopped using Cannabis

Duration

Currently using Cannabis

Duration Patients
1 - 6 months 14
6 months - 1 year 17
1 - 2 years 24
2 - 5 years 37
5 - 10 years 38
10 years or more 34

Stopped using Cannabis

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 4
1 - 6 months 12
6 months - 1 year 6
1 - 2 years 13
2 - 5 years 15
5 - 10 years 8
10 years or more 11
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 235
Usually 113
Sometimes 72
Never taken as prescribed 25
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 30
Somewhat hard to take 80
A little hard to take 109
Not at all hard to take 226
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 91
$100-199 83
$50-99 57
$25-49 41
< $25 58
Not specified 115
Last updated:

54 patient evaluations for Cannabis

348 members have decided to share their profiles only with other members of PatientsLikeMe.

KipWong
89758 thumb
KipWong
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Bulbar: moderate
Arms: moderate
Chest: moderate
Legs: moderate
I am: g
I have:
ALS

See KipWong's full Cannabis history

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
suburbanexile
Portrait default thumb
suburbanexile
Gender: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Pain: None
Fatigue: None
Sleep: Some
Stiffness: Little
function: All
external_stress: Some
Stickman: little
Description:F52y
FM:12y Dx
I have:
Fibromyalgia

See suburbanexile's full Cannabis history

Apr 25, 2017 (Started Apr 15, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for IBS (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
sparkifox
50091 thumb
sparkifox
Gender: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Depression: 2
Mania: 0
Emotional: 2
Anxiety: 1
Compulsion: 1
External Stress: Severe
31 F
Function: Moderate
Distress: Low
I am: vb
I have:
C-PTSD

See sparkifox's full Cannabis history

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
Last updated:
Showing 3 of 54 patient evaluations for Cannabis