More Seniors Using Cannabis, Substituting It For Prescription Painkillers

Cecilia Sivertson, shows off her Nana's Secret Soda at a recent Marijuana Business Association meetup in Seattle.

CALIFORNIA:  Adults age 50 and older are far more likely to consume cannabis today than they were decades ago, according to population use data published in the journal Addiction. Investigators with the Alcohol Research Group assessed trends in marijuana use between the years 1984 and 2015. Authors reported that, compared with older Americans 30 years ago, older respondents Read the full article…

Study: Cannabis Is Safe And Effective For Elderly Patients

"The older population is a large and growing part of medical cannabis users. Our study finds that the therapeutic use of cannabis is safe and efficacious in this population."

ISRAEL: Cannabis therapy is safe and effective among elderly patients diagnosed with chronic pain, according to clinical data published online ahead of print in the European Journal of Internal Medicine. Researchers from Hebrew University and the Ben Gurion University of Negrev in Israel assessed the use of therapeutic cannabis over a period of six months in a cohort of Read the full article…

Study: Cannabis Use By Seniors On The Rise

We deserve the right to be proactive in maintaining and building health through the most effective healthy plant grown in the world today.

NEW YORK:  Self-reported marijuana use by those age 50 and older is increasing, according to demographic data published online ahead of print in the journal Addiction. Researchers at New York University’s School of Medicine and at Columbia University evaluated marijuana use patterns for those over 50 years of age for the years 2006 to 2013.  Investigators reported that the Read the full article…

Seniors Are Seeking Out States Where Marijuana is Legal

When choosing retirement locales factors include climate, amenities, proximity to grandchildren, access to quality healthcare, and marijuana laws.

CALIFORNIA:  When choosing retirement locales, a few factors pop to mind: climate, amenities, proximity to grandchildren, access to quality healthcare. Chris Cooper had something else to consider – marijuana laws. The investment adviser from Toledo had long struggled with back pain due to a fractured vertebra and crushed disc from a fall. He hated powerful Read the full article…