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Table 3 Medical Marijuana Client (MM) and Non-Medical Marijuana (Non-MM) Client Outcomes

From: Medical marijuana users in substance abuse treatment

  Medical Marijuana Clients Non-Medical Marijuana Clients
% n % n
Completed tx or made satisfactory progress at discharge 69.2% 9 41.1% 60
Completed tx 61.5% 8 30.8% 45
Unsatisfactory discharge 30.8% 4 58.9% 86
Received at least 4 months of tx 76.9% 10 37.7% 55
Primary drug use - no change ab 37.5% 3 8.6% 5
Primary drug use - reduction ab 12.5% 1 5.2% 3
Primary drug use - increase ab 25.0% 2 13.8% 8
Employed at discharge ac 50% 3 33.9% 20
Enrolled in school a 12.5% 1 8.5% 5
Enrolled in job training a 12.5% 1 0.0% 0
Any criminal justice involvement in last 30 days a 0.0% 0 1.7% 1
Arrested in last 30 days a 0.0% 0 1.7% 1
Jailed in last 30 days a 0.0% 0 1.7% 1
ER visit in last 30 days a 0.0% 0 3.4% 2
Hospitalized in last 30 days a 0.0% 0 3.4% 2
Medical problems reported in last 30 days a 12.5% 1 8.5% 5
MH diagnosis a 50.0% 3 22.0% 13
MH medication a 25.0% 2 23.7% 14
  1. a = For Medical Marijuana clients this only includes those who completed treatment. For Non-Medical Marijuana Clients this only includes a completed "AOD treatment services set" (a matching admission and discharge-excluding administrative discharges).
  2. b = Thirty day use prior to admission compared to 30 day use prior to discharge.
  3. c = Includes Full-time and Part-time, excludes Not In Labor Force.