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Table 3 Most Common Motivations for Using Cannabis Products to Treat Chronic Pain for Human Patients and Dog Patients

From: Motivations and expectations for using cannabis products to treat pain in humans and dogs: a mixed methods study

Motivationsa Human Patients (N = 313)
% (N)
Dog Patients (N = 204)
% (N)
I like the idea that this product comes from “natural” sources 55% (171) 43% (88)
I thought it was the best treatment for pain 50% (157) 56% (114)
I prefer cannabis/CBD products to conventional medicine 50% (156) 41% (83)
Because I thought it would a good treatment option 45% (140) 44% (90)
Other medications did not (do not) control the pain adequately 39% (121) 23% (48)
Recommendation from family or friends 37% (116) 30% (62)
  1. aParticipants could select more than one reason