Older adults and medical marijuana: Reduced stigma and increased use – Harvard Health Blog

  • A confluence of factors seems to be responsible, including the decrease in stigma associated with cannabis use and the increased interest in the use of medical marijuana by older patients.
  • One marker for the decrease in stigma is the recent statement by the 38 million-member AARP, in which they declared their support for the medical use of marijuana for older adults in states that have legalized it, in close consultation with their medical providers, where they can discuss the most up-to-date clinical evidence, weighing the balance of benefits and harms.
  • Older people tend to have comorbid health conditions and may be taking multiple medications.

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