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Table 1 Medical Marijuana (MM) Client Characteristics

From: Medical marijuana users in substance abuse treatment

Characteristic   % n Notes
Age at admission 18-25 23.1% 3  
26-35 23.1% 3  
36-45 38.5% 5  
45< 15.4% 2  
Gender Male 84.6% 11  
Female 15.4% 2  
Completed tx or made satisfactory progress at discharge   69.2% 9  
Completed tx   61.5% 8 This is the only group for which complete outcome data is available
Unsatisfactory discharge   30.8% 4  
Received at least 4 months of tx   76.9% 10  
Waitlist before admission   15.4% 2 Mean of 5.77 days waited (Range = 0-45)
Prior tx episodes 0 53.8% 7 Mean of 1 prior tx episode (Range = 0-5)
Mean of 1.86 (Range = 1-5) amongst those with prior tx episode(s)
1 30.8% 4  
2 15.4% 2  
3< 7.7% 1  
Race White 84.6% 11  
American Indian 15.4% 2 All Non-white clients identified as American Indian
Disability a Yes 66.7% 8  
No 33.3% 4  
Disabilities reported a Mental 37.5% 3 Mean of 1.73 disability categories per person
Mobility 37.5% 3  
Visual 37.5% 3  
Hearing 12.5% 1  
Speech 12.5% 1  
Other 25.0% 2  
Primary drug at admission Methamphetamine 38.5% 5 Mean use of 13.3 days in last month (Range = 0-30; Median = 10)
Marijuana 61.5% 8  
Age of 1st use of Primary drug 12-14 30.8% 4 Mean of 16.4 years old (Range = 12-25)
15-17 46.2% 6  
18-20 7.7% 1  
21< 15.4% 2  
Primary or Secondary drug at admission No 2nd drug 7.7% 1  
Alcohol 7.7% 1  
Methamphetamine 84.6% 11  
Marijuana 100.0% 13  
Alcohol use in last 30 days at admission (alcohol is not Primary or Secondary)   33.3% 4 Mean of .75 drinks/day in last month
Needle use in last year   7.7% 1  
  1. a = Declined To State, Not Sure, and/or Don't Know not included