3 Things Older Adults Using Marijuana Should Be Cautious Of

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Here are three of the most pressing: Reactions with medication Photo by rawpixel.com RELATED: Educating Older Adults About CBD — What You Need To Know The most pressing issue medical experts are concerned with is the possible effect marijuana can have with common medications taken by older adults. A new survey found that marijuana use nearly doubled among men ages 65 to 69 between 2016 and 2018. There’s also other contributing factors, including a global leaning towards more natural medicines, and older adults specifically seeking pain relief and sleep aids, preferably those that don’t come with significant side effects. Study co-author Bill Jesdale told NBC News he has some theories as to why more older adults are using weed, such as a greater willingness to admit to use because of lower stigma, increased availability of the drug, and lowered inhibitions against use. Marijuana use can alter the time in which these medications have an effect and could also result in excessive bleeding.

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A new survey found that marijuana use nearly doubled among men ages 65 to 69 between 2016 and 2018.

Now that marijuana has earned legal status across different states, it has gone through a process of reevaluation. People of all ages are now more open to trying the plant, whether for recreational or medicinal purposes. One of the fastest growing demographics are baby boomers.

A survey conducted on adults over the age of 55 between 2016 and 2018 found that men are increasing the amount of marijuana they consume, particularly those between the ages of 60-64. According...

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