Cannabis Use Up Among Seniors

New report says seniors two times more likely to use cannabis than they were in 2015
New report says seniors two times more likely to use cannabis than they were in 2015 | Sven Mieke/Unsplash

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Cannabis use is up among seniors, this according to a study published Monday in JAMA, according to CNN.


From 2015 to 2018 the number of seniors - over the age of 65 - consuming cannabis via smoking or edibles doubled, CNN reported.


Seniors are using cannabis for everything from insomnia to pain relief, according to the publication. The same article also noted “risks” associated with use among this older demographic.


The risks cited in the article came from specifics physicians with concerns about diabetes, falls and heart conditions.


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