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Table 2 Headache as primary symptom treated with medicinal cannabis among various primary illnesses reported

From: Patterns of medicinal cannabis use, strain analysis, and substitution effect among patients with migraine, headache, arthritis, and chronic pain in a medicinal cannabis cohort

Primary Illness Total Male Female Unspecified
n 505 262 (51.9%) 241 (47.7%) 2 (0.40%)
Chronic pain 148 (29.3%) 70 (47.3%) 78 (52.7%)  
Mental Health Condition 131 (25.9%) 65 (49.6%) 66 (50.4%)  
Headache 75 (14.9%) 44 (58.7%) 31 (41.3%)  
Insomnia 32 (6.3%) 25 (78.1%) 7 (21.9%)  
Arthritis/Musculoskeletal 29 (5.7%) 12 (41.4%) 17 (58.6%)  
PTSD 24 (4.8%) 9 (37.5%) 14 (58.3%) 1 (4.2%)
MS 13 (2.6%) 3 (23.1%) 10 (76.9%)  
Brain Injury 12 (2.4%) 8 (66.7%) 4 (33.3%)  
Gastrointestinal Disorder 11 (2.2%) 5 (45.5%) 6 (54.5%)  
Cancer/Leukemia 6 (1.2%) 3 (50%) 3 (50%)  
Movement Disorder 5 (1.0%) 4 (80%) 0 (0%) 1 (20%)
Other 4 (0.79%) 2 (50%) 2 (50%)  
Epilepsy/Seizure Disorder 3 (0.59%) 2 (66.7%) 1 (33.3%)  
Crohn’s Disease 3 (0.59%) 3 (100%) 0 (0%)  
Diabetes 2 (0.40%) 1 (50%) 1 (50%)  
Glaucoma 2 (0.40%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%)  
Hepatitis 2 (0.40%) 2 (100%) 0 (0%)  
Eating Disorder 1 (0.20%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)  
AIDS/HIV 1 (0.20%) 1 (100%) 0 (0%)  
Osteoporosis 1 (0.20%) 0 (0%) 1 (100%)