Cannabis Patient and Consumer Insights

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The Illinois Patient Experience Study

Aclara Research has conducted the largest study of Illinois patients since the inception of the medical cannabis pilot program. This study of nearly 300 respondents is the largest and most comprehensive study of the impact of medical cannabis on patient health and well-being within the Illinois market.

Study Highlights

33% of respondents eliminated usage of all prescription drugs after using medical cannabis

Illinois has 41 qualifying conditions – but FIVE KEY SYMPTOMS drive cannabis usage across all patients

Chronic pain is not a registered condition in Illinois, but 86% of patients use cannabis to treat symptoms of chronic pain

Women are up to 50% more likely to experience symptoms of chronic pain than men

Who is the patient?
Need States
Why are patients using cannabis?
Health Care
Impact on prescription drugs
Usage Behavior
How are patients using products for symptom relief?
Spending Behavior and Retail Experience
How are patients buying and selecting cannabis products?

Aclara Research: Previous Studies

Aclara Research conducts patient and consumer research across legal cannabis markets.  Learn more about macrotrends and data that illuminate usage behavior, retail experience, and demographics – and how to translate these insights into actionable product development and business strategy.

Study Highlights

Medical Cannabis and Chronic Pain Study (2016)

Explore the mindset of Michigan patients  using cannabis to find relief from the leading symptoms of chronic pain conditions.


Cannabis Infused Product Usage


A deep dive into patient and consumer usage habits, product selection and media influencers within this high growth product segment across Michigan and Oregon.

Cannabis Patient and Consumer Experience (2017)

A multi-market study to understand the leading need states and usage occasions of cannabis consumption across product segments.  Identify commonalities across markets to improve product development strategy.

New Business Inquiries

Aclara Research leverages custom market research, analytics and consulting services to work with clients in the cannabis industry.
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