Skip to content

More baby boomers use medical marijuana, but they want their doctors to get wise to the risks and benefits

More baby boomers use medical marijuana, but they want their doctors to get wise to the risks and benefits

Baby boomers’ marijuana use has edged upward in the past decade, but recent research suggests some still have a hard time getting a hold of the drug.

Older adults want more education, more research and greater openness with their health-care providers about using medical marijuana, according to a qualitative study of older cannabis users and non-users in 15 Colorado cities.

What’s more, some participants in the 17 focus groups reported difficulty accessing medical marijuana — even in Colorado, where medical marijuana has been legal since 2000 — as their primary doctors couldn’t or wouldn’t provide the necessary certificate for them to get a medical cannabis card.

Read Full Article

Stories you may be interested in

Three Key Voices in the Medical Marijuana Industry

As medical marijuana programs continue to expand throughout the United States, it is important to recognize some of the key voices throughout the industry that got us here. These individuals range from researches to physicians and even to patients who started their own advocacy group. Keep reading to learn about just three of the many…
Read More

LEGALIZING CANNABIS LINKED TO LESS OPIOID PRESCRIPTIONS, COULD HELP COMBAT EPIDEMIC, SCIENTISTS SAY

There are less opioid prescriptions on average in U.S. states where medical and recreational marijuana are legal, research has revealed. Access to recreational cannabis in the U.S. was tied with a 11.8 percent lower rate of opioids prescriptions each day, and 4.2 percent for medical marijuana. The authors of the paper published in the Journal of Health Economics said recreational weed…
Read More

Florida’s largest cannabis company makes a deal to carry edible marijuana products

TALLAHASSEE The state’s first and largest medical marijuana provider, Trulieve, signed an exclusive deal to bring high-end edible marijuana products to Florida, the company announced Wednesday. Binske, the Colorado-based company, began operations just two years ago, markets “an experience” through their top-shelf products. Florida’s 162,000 registered patients will soon be able to buy and medicate…
Read More

You Can Get A Master’s In Medical Cannabis In Maryland

Summer Kriegshauser is one of 150 students in the inaugural class of the University of Maryland, Baltimore’s Master of Science in Medical Cannabis Science and Therapeutics, the first graduate program of its type in the country. This will be Kriegshauser’s second master’s degree and she hopes it will offer her a chance to change careers. “I…
Read More

Cannabis and autism, explained

Over the past decade, autistic people and their families have increasingly experimented with medical marijuana and products derived from it. Many hope these compounds will alleviate a range of autism-related traits and problems. But scientists are still in the early stages of rigorous research into marijuana’s safety and effectiveness, which means that people who pursue…
Read More

Arfinn Med Patient Site

We get a lot of interest from patients asking about efficacy data for medical marijuana on a number of conditions. Though we are primarily an electronic medical record (EMR) company focussing on the cannabis industry and other complimentary or alternative therapies, our primary focus is better quality care for patients. So with that being said,…
Read More

Leave a Comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.