More older adults are using cannabis for medical purposes, including sleep problems and mental health issues, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, reports the UC San Diego News Center. More than half (53%) said they smoked marijuana regularly on a daily or weekly basis. Results showed that the majority of patients used cannabis for medical purposes; the most common targeted conditions and symptoms were pain/arthritis (73%), insomnia (29%), anxiety (24%) and depression (17%). We want to find out which conditions cannabis is most effective in treating.”This would help doctors better counsel older adults on cannabis use, Kaufmann added. For related coverage, read “People With Different Diseases Use Medical Marijuana Differently” and “Many Older Adults Support Marijuana for Medical Use but Want to See More Research.”
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