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Table 1 Examples of cannabis use routines by administration route

From: A mixed methods analysis of cannabis use routines for chronic pain management

Subgroups n (%) Example quote
Non-inhalation 204 (18.8%) “2 drops of 1000mg CBD oil, 2x day.”
“I take both THC & CBD tinctures in the AM, and usually a salve, then I put some Hash tincture in the water I have throughout the day. At night it can vary - sometimes just salve, sometimes nothing, sometimes an edible.”
Inhalation 393 (36.1%) “I vape a sativa dominant hybrid in the morning and sometimes late afternoon. I smoke indica before bed.”
“I smoke high THC out of a pipe every hour or two throughout the day.”
Non-inhalation + inhalation 490 (45.1%) “I medicate with 5mg 2:1 CBD:THC gummy. I immediately vape 3 drags from a 2:1 cartridge. I then micro-dose the same at 2.5 mg every 2 hours with 2 hits off the 2:1 vape pen. When I get home after work, I take a 2mg THC blueberry and water-vape a very small mt of an indica. Then, before bed I water vape slightly more indica and take a 5mg dose of a THC/indica gummy.”
“7 drops CBD twice daily, 2 drops 1:1 ratio before bed, vaporize higher THC as needed (esp. for neuropathic pain relief).”
  1. n = 234 participants were excluded due to not responding, response vagueness, or because they did not mention administration routes. All groups are exclusive
  2. THC tetrahydrocannabinol, CBD cannabidiol, AM morning