Overall GTE Score for each specific medical marijuana strain is calculated from 7 different elements.
There are 4 different Clinical Benefit sub-scores which examine clinical improvement. They are added together to form an interim score. From this interim score, the total side-effect score is subtracted to give a final GTE score.
Clinical Benefit sub-scores
These measure improvement over 4 weeks as determined by percentage change from baseline for an individual in four different areas:
Each sub-score is recorded and added together to form an interim score
From this interim score is subtracted side-effect scores. These are for 3 separate components, each adjusted to contribute to the final GTE score.
- The first side-effect component is the number of side-effects
- The second side-effect component is the severity of side-effects
- The third side-effect component is impact on cognitive functioning and driving ability
To allow a more detailed comparison between medical marijuana strains, each sub-score is also reported separately on a scale of 0-100
For each marijuana strain the commonest and most severe side-effects are detailed to allow comparisons.