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Table 5 Breakdown of 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

Prescription drugs (n, %)a
 1. Opiates/opioids 610; 35.3%
 2. Anti-depressant/anti-anxiety 371; 21.5%
 3. Non-opioid pain medications 189; 10.9%
 4. Anti-seizure medications 149; 8.6%
 5. Muscle relaxant/sleep aids 140; 8.1%
 6. Benzodiazepines 75; 4.3%
 7. Stimulants 59; 3.4%
 8. Antiemetics 24; 1.4%
 9. Antipsychotics 18; 1%
Illicit drugs (n, %)b
 1. Cocaine/Crack 89; 17.4%
 2. Psychedelics 60; 11.7%
 3. Non-prescription opioids 29; 5.7%
 4. Stimulants 14; 2.7%
 5. Depressants 8; 1.6%
  1. aOut of 1730 specific prescription drugs substituted by cannabis
  2. bOut of 511 illicit drugs substituted by cannabis