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Table 1 Conditions/symptoms experienced, duration, and conditions/symptoms requiring cannabis relief (n = 128).

From: Survey of Australians using cannabis for medical purposes

Condition (%) with condition Median duration (yrs) % used cannabis for relief of..*
Depression 60 10 56
Chronic pain 53 10 57
Arthritis 38 9 35
Migraine 22 18 17
Weight loss 21 4 26
Persistent nausea 20 6 27
Spinal cord injury 14 11 13
Spasms (spasticity) 13 8 16
Fibromyalgia 13 13 13
Wasting 13 5 11
ME (chronic fatigue) 13 16 13
Neuralgia/neuropathy 12 8 12
HIV/AIDS 9 15 8
Multiple sclerosis 7 9 7
Cancer 6 10 4
Other neurological disorder 6 5 6
PTSD 5 13 1 person
Irritable bowel syndrome 4 10 1 person
Glaucoma 3 29 2
  1. *These figures do not necessarily equate with the % reporting a particular condition because some people reported using cannabis to relieve the particular symptoms (e.g., chronic pain, nausea) associated with a condition, rather than citing they used cannabis to relieve the condition itself (e.g., arthritis, cancer).