Older Adults Trying Cannabis For The First Time

Medical marijuana is now legal in over two-thirds of the country, plus Washington D.C., and its prevalence is reaching a new generation. Nope, not Gen Zers coming of legal age; older adults are turning to cannabis, many for the first time, as a medical treatment.

A study by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, published in October 2020 by the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, reports that adults age 65 and older use cannabis primarily for medical purposes to treat common health conditions, most commonly pain, sleep issues and psychiatric conditions like anxiety and depression.

For participants who reported cannabis use, three-quarters found it to be “somewhat” or “extremely” helpful in managing these conditions.

– Read the entire article at The Spokesman-Review.

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