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Table 1 Session characteristics, maximum symptom relief, and side effects when using inhaled, dried Cannabis flower

From: The effectiveness of inhaled Cannabis flower for the treatment of agitation/irritability, anxiety, and common stress

  % or mean N or Std. Dev. Minimum Maximum
Panel A: THC (2306 symptom-sessions, 670 users)
 %/dry wt. THC 17.27 (7.51) 0 30
 THC < 10% 21% 476 0 1
 THC 10–19% 39% 907 0 1
 THC 20–30% 40% 923 0 1
Panel B: CBD (2306 symptom-sessions, 670 users)
 %/dry wt. CBD 6.27 (6.30) 0 29
 CBD < 1% 23% 528 0 1
 CBD 1–9% 45% 1049 0 1
 CBD 10–30% 32% 729 0 1
Panel C: subspecies (2306 symptom-sessions, 670 users)
 Hybrid 53% 1230 0 1
C. indica 27% 617 0 1
C. sativa 20% 459 0 1
Panel D: inhalation method (2306 symptom-sessions, 670 users)
 Joint 17% 390 0 1
 Pipe 40% 927 0 1
 Vape 43% 989 0 1
Panel E: outcome and control variables (2306 symptom-sessions, 670 users)
 Baseline symptom intensity 5.45 (2.14) − 10 0
 Minimum symptom intensity 1.63 (1.80) 1 10
 Symptom change − 3.82 (2.16) 0 10
Panel F: side effects (1519 sessions, 559 users)
 Any negative side effect 63% 954.00 0 1
 % of negative side effects 10% (0.12) 0 0.82
 Any positive side effect 97% 1471.00 0 1
 % of positive side effects 28% (0.18) 0 1
 Any context-specific side effect 81% 1234.00 0 1
 % of context-specific side effects 19% (0.16) 0 0.91
  1. Our dichotomous variables are measured {0,1} and are reported in the tables as percentages ranging from 0 to 100, along with the number of sessions reporting “1.” Our nondichotomous variables, %/dry wt. tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), %/dry wt. cannabidiol (CBD), baseline (pre-consumption) symptom intensity, minimum (post-consumption) symptom intensity, symptom change (minimum post-consumption symptom level minus starting symptom intensity), % of negative side effects, % of positive side effects, and percent of context-specific side effects, range in value as reported above with standard deviations reported in parentheses. The overall sample includes distress-related symptoms available for selection through the app: agitation/irritability, anxiety, and stress. Nineteen positive, seventeen negative, and eleven context-specific side effects were available for selection