|Routes of administration||Definitions||Examples||Questions regarding cannabis use|
|Oils and oral solutions||Solution (e.g., oil) containing synthetic or homemadse component of cannabis, generally administered with a liquid dropper||•Dronabinol oral solution (Syndros™, Benuvia Therapeutics Inc., Chandler, United States)||•How would you describe the effects of this treatment on your symptoms?|
|Capsule||Soft gelatine capsules containing synthetic components of cannabis||
•Dronabinol capsule (Marinol™, Solvay Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Georgia, United States)|
•Nabilone (Cesamet™, Valeant Canada Ltd., Laval, Canada)
•Cannabics™ (Cannabics Pharmaceuticals Inc., Maryland, United States)
•What benefits do you experience when taking a capsule containing cannabis (eg, Dronabinol)?|
•What side effects do you think are associated with taking cannabis capsules (eg, Nabilone)?
|Tablet||Solid dosage form containing synthetic components of cannabis||•Namisol™ (Echo Pharmaceuticals, The Netherlands)||
•Does the dose of Namisol™ provide adequate relief from your symptoms?|
•What could your interprofessional team do to help you manage your symptoms with Namisol™?
|Edibles||Food products or liquid infused with cannabis extract||•Brownies, lozenges, cookies, candies, gummies, chocolate bars, cakes, tinctures (cannabis-infused alcohol) and beverages||
•Have you produced or used edibles containing cannabis to relieve your cancer symptoms?|
•What were your reasons for choosing to ingest cannabis edibles?
|Oromucosal spray||Administration with a sprayer under the tongue, inside the cheek or within the mouth of a cannabis extract||•Nabiximols (Sativex™, GW Pharmaceuticals, Carlsbad, United States)||
•Does the frequency and dose of spray you receive each day seem adequate?|
•How does the oromucosal spray modify your symptoms?
|Smoked||Inhalation of fresh or dried cannabis leaves, fresh or dried cannabis leaves with tobacco, resin, or hashish||
•What are your reasons for using cannabis by inhalation?|
•What compromise would you be willing to make to avoid using cannabis by inhalation?
|Vaporized (‘vaping’)||Use of distillate or oil with a vape pen or heating cannabis with a vaporizer||•Not applicable||•What are the reasons that would lead you to use another route of administration than the vaporizer?|
|Suppository||Rectal administration of a tablet or a capsule containing cannabis oil||•Not applicable||
•What are your reasons for using cannabis-containing suppositories?|
•How would you like to receive your cannabis to avoid using a suppository?
|Topical||Application of a lotion, a cream, an ointment, a transdermal patch, or a gel on a body part||•Not applicable||
•What are your reasons for using creams/lotions/ointments containing cannabis?|
•What are the advantages and disadvantages of using creams/lotions/ointments containing cannabis?
|Intramuscular||Administration of synthetic components of cannabis||•Levonantradol||•What route of administration would you like to use to receive your cannabis dose?|
|Percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy||Administration of a concentrated hash oil, hemp oil or cannabis oil inserted in a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy||•Not applicable||
•What were the reasons for your administration of cannabis derivatives through your gastrostomy?|
•By which route of administration, other than your gastrostomy, would you like to receive your cannabis?