Study: Cannabis Use By Elderly Patients Blunts Pharmaceutical Use

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Date:
Tuesday, Feb 6, 2018

A new Israeli study indicates the use of cannabis is not only safe and effectual for the elderly –  it also reduces the use of addictive pharmaceuticals.

Published by the European Journal of Internal Medicine, the study discovered three intriguing correlations between America's growing elderly population and marijuana use.

After six months of cannabis treatment, 93.7 percent reported improvement in their condition. After six months of treatment, the number of reported falls was significantly reduced. Medicinal cannabis reduced the use of prescription medicines, including opioids.

For the cannabis study, 2,736 patients older than 65 began utilizing medicinal cannabis to help mitigate pain and cancer-related discomforts. Occurring between January 2015 and October 2017 in a specialized Israeli medical marijuana clinic, participants were required to fill out a questionnaire addressing their “outcomes” as they related to “pain intensity, quality of life and any adverse events” after six months.

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