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 249 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 101 reported side effects

Dosages

Based on patients currently using Cannabis

Dosage Patients
1 INH daily 12
1INH as needed 9
1other as needed 7
3INH as needed 7
1 g daily 5
1 INH weekly 4
2INH as needed 4
1 other daily 3
4 drop(s) daily 3
5 other daily 3

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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 46

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

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.

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Feb 3, 2017 (Started Jul 01, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Side effects
    Mild (feeling intoxicated)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed

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Jan 24, 2017 (Started Oct 15, 2016)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for unrefreshing or poor sleep)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for anxious mood)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 3 INH Five times daily
Advice & Tips: Never use more than prescribed and you will find it consistently effective. I have an appetite again, not a huge one, but I'must eating every day now. Having preteens makes me aware of the importance of stressing the difference between recreational and medical use. My kids know I have a prescription, and think of it as medication.
Cost: $200+ monthly

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