Grandma gets high: Why seniors are consuming cannabis

  • Among those who used cannabis to help ease anxiety, 70% found that it was extremely or somewhat helpful in soothing their worries.
  • Cannabis can be a useful ingredient in promoting sensuality in older adults, helping to alleviate pain and increase relaxation and sensation.
  • Yang and his fellow researchers found that nearly three-fifths of cannabis consumers surveyed reported that they had used cannabis for the first time as older adults.
  • With more states legalizing cannabis use for both medical and recreational purposes, we will likely see an increase in use of cannabis by older adults, said Yang.

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