Medical Cannabis Isn’t Associated With Cognitive Problems For Older Adults, Study Finds – Forbes


Cannabis use is on the rise. As legal access to this medical and recreational drug has increased over the last decade, more and more people have started using cannabis. And this year Covid-19 stresses have only increased the demand for cannabis, causing big increases in cannabis use. Older adults have been no exception to this trend, with more seniors turning to cannabis for medical needs like treating chronic pain, depression and sleep disturbances or as a recreational option. Still, some have worried that older adults (who may already have increased risks of cognitive decline) could be putting themselves at additional risk by using this mind-altering plant.

But now a new study suggests medical cannabis use isn’t associated with cognitive problems in
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