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Table 3 Session side effect frequencies and maximum symptom relief when using inhaled, dried Cannabis flower

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

Side effect % session reporting Symptom relief Category
Relaxed 66% − 3.96 Positive
Peaceful 57% − 3.99 Positive
Chill 47% − 3.83 Positive
High 47% − 3.79 Context-specific
Comfy 41% − 4.00 Positive
Dreamy 32% − 3.84 Positive
Happy 29% − 4.20 Positive
Clear 29% − 3.80 Positive
Reflective 29% − 4.12 Positive
Focused 28% − 3.98 Positive
Tuned 27% − 4.01 Positive
Light 27% − 4.17 Positive
Thirsty 27% − 4.13 Context-specific
Tingly 24% − 4.16 Context-specific
Dry mouth 21% − 4.17 Negative
Great 21% − 4.31 Positive
Sleepy 20% − 3.94 Context-specific
Optimistic 20% − 4.32 Positive
Foggy 20% − 3.80 Negative
Hungry 19% − 3.87 Context-specific
Grateful 19% − 4.18 Positive
Scattered 18% − 4.19 Negative
Thinky 16% − 3.97 Context-specific
Productive 16% − 3.92 Positive
Couchlocked 16% − 4.12 Context-specific
Distracted 15% − 4.14 Context-specific
Unmotivated 14% − 3.98 Negative
Forgetful 13% − 4.14 Negative
Energetic 12% − 3.95 Positive
Creative 12% − 4.17 Positive
Restless 12% − 4.01 Negative
Talkative 11% − 4.09 Context-specific
Coughing 11% − 4.08 Negative
Anxious 10% − 3.66 Negative
Red eyes 9% − 4.22 Negative
Frisky 9% − 4.33 Positive
Silly 9% − 4.10 Context-specific
Irritable 8% − 4.23 Negative
Active 8% − 3.98 Positive
Dizzy 8% − 3.60 Negative
Headache 6% − 3.71 Negative
Confused 6% − 3.41 Negative
Paranoid 4% − 3.09 Negative
Visuals 4% − 4.33 Context-specific
Rapid pulse 3% − 3.67 Negative
Clumsy 3% − 4.21 Negative
Nausea 1% − 3.00 Negative
  1. Table 3 reports the percent of sessions in which the side effect was recorded as well as the average symptom relief experienced in those sessions. We categorize the side effects as negative, context-specific, or positive. Side effects were reported in 65.7% (N = 1519) of the 2306 sessions in the sample