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Table 4 Drugs substituted with cannabis

From: Medical cannabis patterns of use and substitution for opioids & other pharmaceutical drugs, alcohol, tobacco, and illicit substances; results from a cross-sectional survey of authorized patients

Substituted drugs Patients who reported drugs used (n) Cannabis used as a substitute (n, %)
1. Prescription drugs 1379 953; 69.1%
M: 871; 63.2% M: 613; 64.3%
F: 505; 36.6% F: 338; 35.5%
U: 3; 0.2% U: 2; 0.2%
2. Alcohol 1158 515; 44.5%
M: 743; 64.2% M: 348; 67.6%
F: 413; 35.7% F: 166; 32.2%
U: 2; 0.2% U: 1; 0.2%
3. Tobacco 1307 406; 31.1%
M: 832; 63.7% M: 268; 66%
F: 473; 36.2% F: 137; 33.7%
U: 2; 0.2% U: 1; 0.3%
4. Illicit substances 511 136; 26.6%
M: 345; 67.5% M: 93; 68.4%
F: 165; 32.3% F: 43; 31.6%
U: 1; 0.2% U: 0; 0%
  1. M male, F female, U unspecified