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Table 3 Descriptions of cannabis use among respondents who are Prior and Current Users comparing before and after recreational legalization of cannabis in Canada

From: The impact of legalization of access to recreational Cannabis on Canadian medical users with Cancer

  Prior Users Current Users
Before After p Before After p
n = 233 n = 209 n = 190 n = 248
Medical Authorization
 No 199 183 0·48 128 178 0·35
 Yes 32 24 58 66
 Not Reported 2 2 4 4
Product a
 Smoked 174 141 0·81 105 159 0·92
 Oils 75 75 139 174
 Eating 83 63 86 119
 Vaporized 14 11 61 82
 Cream 21 13 46 71
 Tablets 10 10 24 29
 Drinking 3 2 16 25
 Mouth Spray 3 1 9 12
 Suppositories 4 1 6 14
 Other 6 6 16 16
 Not Reported 0 5 0 0
What do you use it for? a
 Recreational Use 152 121 0·78 60 99 0·79
 Pain 51 57 118 143
 Cancer Treatment 25 30 99 116
 Insomnia 31 28 77 104
 Nausea 30 25 74 81
 Anxiety 22 20 69 89
 Lack of Appetite 16 12 59 68
 Depression 11 7 32 48
 Tiredness 10 6 24 36
 Drowsiness 3 1 16 18
 Other 7 5 15 12
 Not Reported 0 4 0 0
Where do you get it from? a
 From a friend 171 143 0·33 85 134 0·40
 Dispensary 46 52 114 132
 Licensed Producer 13 16 28 41
 Grow it myself 4 7 17 26
 Other 15 12 11 17
 Not Reported 5 5 0 3
Problems in getting Cannabis?
 No 184 164 0·64 172 201 < 0·01
 Yes 11 12 15 44
 Not Reported 38 33 0 3
  1. a p values were calculated using the chi-square test of independence and did not include ‘Other’ and ‘Not Reported’ categories