Medical marijuana helped elderly with chronic pain and reduced their use of opioids, study found
Your grandparents’ chronic aches and pains might best be eased with a little weed, a new study suggests.
Not only did folks over 75 who took medical marijuana report less pain, their use of pot-based capsules, tinctures and e-cigarettes allowed a third of these patients to reduce their use of opioid painkillers, researchers found.
“Medical marijuana, in my opinion, is an excellent choice for patients with chronic disease, including chronic pain,” said senior researcher Dr. Laszlo Mechtler, medical director of the Dent Neurologic Institute in Amherst, N.Y.
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